Stemilt Growers commenced harvest on its 2010 blueberry crop the week of
June 28 at Ladybug Orchards in Othello, WA, an arid region that is known for
producing large, firm and dry blueberries.
Kyle Mathison, a fourth-generation farmer and co-owner of Stemilt, uses
fertigation to feed and water his blueberries. This advanced farming method
ensures that blueberry plants absorb nutrients at the exact time they are
Stemilt, which markets blueberries from July to late August under the 'Stemilt
Blues' label, doubled its blueberry crop this year as a result of new plantings
coming into production.