I'm currently eating blueberries imported from Chile. I decided to eat the berries one by one - well, half by half - so I could sow the seeds if I found some delicious ones. I've given up on that idea. They're all bland.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada a cool mediterranean climate - rainy winter, dry summer
Beat they weren't bland as soon as they were picked diane, fruit that get sent half way around the world loses so much of its taste, like California oranges here, bloody tasteless so i never touch em, but i beat they were much nicer before they were chucked on broad the plane.
Sometimes the so called best was exported, often in the supermarkets they sell over sized gold or green kiwifriut because the market demands even rounded fruit, i reckon the large sized ones are the better.
When I was in Central America, it was common understanding that the "good" coffee was exported; leaving the inferior for the locals; just standard capitalism: sell the best product for the best price, wherever; if the locals (who produce it) can't meet the best price that's too bad for them. Modern shipping and globalization have only exacerbated this.
I can only urge the development of local production for local use, to combat this globalization/agribusiness model of food production. When food becomes a commodity, it becomes a potential chip in global politics.
"Yesterday is history; tomorrow is mystery; today is a gift, that's why it's called the present." E. Roosevelt "If the world is to end tomorrow, I would plant an apple tree today" Martin Luther
I've not grown that giant berry of course, but I have grown a very large-fruited blueberry developed by the U of FL that is one the largest southern Highbush blues. (Raven) Fruit for some the size of a quarter. And flavor? Said to be good.
But.. when I grew them and got some nice large fruits, the flavor was non-existant. I gave them 3 years, and not a one tasted more than bland. I know others who tried them too. Same report - large but not worth it. They were culled.
Southern California, Frost-free coastal foothills, Zone 10