Maine Public interviews Handley about blueberry harvest

Maine Public interviewed David Handley about the impact of the cold, wet, spring on the harvest of high-bush and wild blueberries. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension vegetable and small fruit specialist says the harvest is between 10 days and two weeks late and he suggested that people call the farms at which they pick to make sure the berries are ripe. “I know a number of farms down south opened this past weekend and will probably have a lot of fruit this coming weekend as we’ve had some warmer temperatures,” he told Maine Public. The upside, he says, is that because of all the rain, the berry quality is good. The Portland Press Herald and Lewiston Sun also carried the story.