Only the best berries come into the selection

A blueberry is not just a blueberry.
Blueberries (Vaccinum corymbosum), not to be confused with huckleberries, (Vaccinum myrtillus) originally come from North America, but are now cultivated throughout Western Europe.


The blueberries are larger and grow in bunches, whereas huckleberries are small and grow individually on the bush. Another characteristic difference is the flesh. huckleberries have red flesh, while blueberries have white flesh.


Many growers today are still growing blueberry varieties from decades ago – some are more than 30 years old. Crosses with, among others, the Lowbush blueberry (V. angustifolium) and the Rabbiteye blueberry (V. virgatum) have resulted in more than 200 different cultivars worldwide. Nowadays we know the low chill varieties,  bred for heat tolerance and low winter chilling and high chill varieties need cooler winters to thrive. Every year a number of breeds are added worldwide.


Not only in blueberries, also in raspberries, blackberries and strawberries, there are a lot of new developments in cultivation, varieties, origin and innovation. As a specialist in berries we are in contact with the nurseries and growers so we can help our customers to make the right choices for optimal sales.

EXSA selection choose the best varieties based on country of origin, flavour, size, firmness and bloom. Only the best berries come into the selection. For more information about the EXSA selection, please contact Laurens Snijders.

EXSA Berries helps you with choosing the right varieties