Florida Growers Favor UF Blueberry Strains, and so do Competitors

Alachua County growers on board, but some across state question global licensing

As Florida blueberries begin to show up in farmers’ markets here and in grocery stores across the nation, Alachua County growers say they understand why better plant strains developed by the University of Florida are being licensed globally — including to exporters with whom they compete.

But some blueberry producers across the state aren’t so happy.

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