|Blueberry bushes and business blooming in Florida|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
TAMPA ó The humble blueberry is enjoying a bonanza in Florida.
In the last decade, the area harvested with blueberries in Florida has tripled, the Tampa Bay Times reported Saturday.
This yearís crop is expected to reach around 25 million pounds. Thatís small-time compared to top producer Chile, which exports about 174 million pounds, mostly to the United States.
But itís not that far off U.S. blueberry leader Michigan, which produced about 87 million pounds in 2012.
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