The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) released the 4th Crop Estimate for the 2020/2021 season with intake volumes increased to between 67,2 million and 70,9 million cartons (4.5 kg equivalent) due to the earliest 2 regions concluding their packing and ongoing favourable harvest conditions in the 3 Western Cape grower regions.
The estimate for the Northern Provinces was increased to between 7,8 and 7,9 million cartons and for the Orange River to between 18,3 and 18,5 million cartons. The Olifants River was adjusted to between 4,0 and 4,2 million cartons and the Berg River to between 16,5 and 17,3 million cartons. The estimate for the Hex River region remains unchanged.
New plantings of higher yielding cultivars that are now coming into full production also contribute to the increased intake volumes. The updated 4th estimate, in the table below, was reached by considering the best available information, experience and observations, the latest industry vine census and historical data.
Table 1 – 4th Crop Estimate for 2020/2021 season (million 4.5 kg equivalent cartons)
Crop estimates are done in co-operation with growers and industry experts representing all production regions. This forum is used by SATI to be more responsive to in-season developments and deviations.
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