Ridley Bell is the founder/owner of Mountain Blue farms in NSW. Ridley is considered a world leading expert and has been actively involved in the development of the Australian blueberry industry since its humble beginnings in 1975. His work has involved the development of Northern Highbush varieties in Victoria, including many of the varieties that are grown all over the world today.
More than forty years after he pioneered the development in Australia, Ridley remains committed to the development of the blueberry industry, allocating Mountain Blue Farms’ resources to the research and development of breeding and technology. Ridley was named NSW Farmer of the Year in 2010