Another Fall Creek nursery will be established in Romania. 50 ha to be developed.

Fall Creek is excited to announce the acquisition of a 50-hectare land parcel in Moara Vlasiei (Romania) from Portland Trust, a prominent real estate developer. This landmark transaction signifies a pivotal moment in Fall Creek’s growth strategy within the European market.

The acquired land will be the site of Fall Creek’s new state-of-the-art blueberry nursery, poised to become a central hub for innovation in blueberry stock production. This strategic move will bolster Fall Creek’s supply chain capabilities, ensuring the provision of high-quality blueberry plants to growers throughout Europe.

Furthermore, Fall Creek’s R&D team is leading an initiative to develop minimum a blueberry Applied Research Farm in Romania. This project will focus on accelerating development of superior new High Chill Blueberry varieties, concentrating on mechanical harvest for the fresh market, climate adaptation, and improvement of growing technics.

Burgert van Dyk, EMEA Regional Director at Fall Creek, stated, “The acquisition of this land in Moara Vlăsiei is a key part of our growth strategy. We are excited to bring our expertise to Europe and contribute to the region’s agricultural landscape.”

One of the new blueberry varieties from Fall Creek – Luna Blue

Fall Creek remains steadfast in its commitment to ensuring not only benefiting the entire industry from growers to consumers in Romania and surrounding regions, but also with yield positive environmental impacts and tangible benefits to the local community. Currently, the company has two employees based in Romania, actively involved in our regional operations, with additional hires anticipated in the near future.

About Fall Creek Farm & Nursery

 Fall Creek, a blueberry genetics and nursery company, was founded in Oregon, USA, in 1978. A privately held, family company, Fall Creek serves the global fruit industry by

delivering blueberry genetics, plants, horticultural support, and market intelligence. With wholly owned nurseries and R&D centers in the U.S., Mexico, Peru, Chile, Spain, Netherlands, South Africa, and China, and partner licensees worldwide, Fall Creek’s professional team of experts is committed to serving the industry’s leading growers and shippers.

The company operates multiple commercial and service platforms for its genetics portfolio to serve its customers. Fall Creek’s mission is to “build a world with better blueberries through exceptional plants, relationships, innovation, and customer success.”