Eureka throws its weight around



Breeder releases a photo of 16g blueberry, prompting it to consider its own world record bid.

A new challenger has emerged in the race to produce the world's heaviest blueberry.

Mountain Blue, the breeder of the Eureka-brand blueberry varieties, said its partner in Peru and Mexico, Family Tree Farms, had grown 16g individual berries in both countries. A photo sent to Asiafruit by Mountain Blue appears to validate this claim. 

Mountain Blue managing director Andrew Bell said 16g Eureka berries were harvested in Mexico in 2016 and Peru in 2017. This would surpass the current Guinness World Record for the heaviest blueberry, which was set by an OZblu berry weighing in at 12.39g.

Gaylene Higgins