“There is a very high demand for grapes this week”

The grape season in Egypt is starting up, and due to warmer weather the season has come a bit early. Demand should be solid, with the focus of one exporter being on the Gulf countries as well as Africa for exporting their table grapes. Mohamed Elkhtib, export manager for Egyptian produce exporter Zamel for…

‘Small but strong’

Moroccan export of grapes is ‘Petit mais costaud’

A famous French candies ad from the 80s had the slogan ‘Petit mais costaud’ which means ‘Small but strong’. According to Fatiha Charrat, commercial and marketing director for Moroccan fresh produce exporter Delassus, this slogan fits like a glove to the Moroccan grapes’ production dedicated to export:…

“New packaging method allows Chilean fruits to be more competitive in Chinese market”

UPAC Fruit is a fruit grower group based in Chile and Peru. Through them each grower sends his own products to the retailers, which leaves growers with more profit, and buyers with better prices, a direct fair trade business between growers and the end of the chain. Juan Vicuna is the sales director, he…

Japan considers government body for protecting plant varieties

The Japanese government is considering taking tougher measures to protect high-end fruits and other farm products developed in the country. It Agriculture Ministry is…

Risky grape pest found in Pope Valley

Western Grapeleaf Skeletonizer found in Napa County

On May 12, insect trapper Jesse Guidi discovered a single adult Western Grapeleaf Skeletonizer in an insect trap near Dollarhide Road, Pope Valley. That is why Napa County…

Helia Mendonça, sales manager of Fazendas Labrunier:

"Investment in new seedless varieties has led to an increase in grape consumption in Brazil"

Table grape consumption has changed a lot in Brazil with the introduction of new seedless varieties. "Table grapes were not a product with much value in Brazil and their consumption was mostly seasonal. Now, thanks to the introduction of new seedless varieties in recent years, they are increasingly…

Murcia's Bluestone joins Uvasdoce to promote new grape varieties

The Murcian investment firm Bluestone Food and Tech Investments, dedicated to promoting agricultural innovation projects, has joined the Alicante-based company Uvasdoce.…

White grapes continue to increase their leadership in Peruvian fields

According to data from Provid, in the 2021/2022 campaign, 21,099 hectares of table grapes have been cultivated in Peru. White grapes concentrated the largest area in the…

Lower early Flame volumes and costs challenges for Mexican table grapes

The Mexican 2022 table grape season, currently underway, is proving to be challenging due to growing costs that increase by the day. The early red seedless variety Flame volumes are lower than estimated on a few farms, including that of César Ortiz, CEO of Agrofesa based in the North-West of Mexico,…

China could overtake the Netherlands and become the second destination for Peruvian grapes in the 2023/24 campaign

According to data from Provid presented by its general manager, Alejandro Cabrera, at the Piura 2022 Redagricola Conference, in week 14 of 2022, the United States was the main…

“The competition won’t be easy for the Egyptian grapes”

The Egyptian grape season has started and according to one fresh produce exporter from Egypt, the crops are looking really good. The Egyptian grapes will have to deal with a lot of competition from both Spain and Italy, but the demand from Far Eastern markets is rather solid. Demand for Egyptian grapes…

Modest increase in Israel’s 2022 table grape harvest estimated

A modest increase of just over 7% is estimated for Israel’s 2022 table grape harvest that has just started. Only about 5% of the annual crop is exported with 95% going towards local consumption. According to Eyal Raban, from Israel’s Ministry of Agriculture, the total harvest last year was 65.000 tons and…

New grape varieties strike balance between consumer wants and grower needs

Candy Snaps™. Jack’s Salute™. Sugar Crisp™. And of course…Cotton Candy™. Everyone following the grape industry, very likely recognizes these names as a sampling of the newer varieties of grapes in the marketplace today. As Andy Higgins, CEO of table grape breeder IFG in Bakersfield, California, points…

South African fruit exports to Malaysia rose by 12% last year

Reliable Malaysian market emerges as gateway for South African fruit into South East Asia

South Africa has an established reputation as a fruit supplying country in Malaysia, where its products are “more than competitive” on price and quality, says Dave Malcomson, South Africa’s High Commissioner to Malaysia for the past year (right).Malaysia imports much of its food bill and some of that…

USDA

Fresh deciduous fruit semi-annual

South Africa set for a record pome fruit and table grape production in MY2021/22

South Africa is set for a record pome fruit and table grape production in marketing year 2021/22. Favorable weather conditions, new areas under production, and higher yielding cultivars is driving the growth in production. However, rising shipping costs, an upsurge in input costs, local port…

Christophe Ochs, Albafruit – The new harvest is already available

"The Moroccan origin gives the grapes a real freshness advantage!"

The Albafruit company is starting its 16th campaign of Moroccan grapes. A season that this year looks promising both in terms of volume and quality: "The good weather and the last few days of heat have helped increase the sugar content of the grapes. We are hoping for a good harvest", reports Christophe…

Mexican table grape industry challenged to ship 25 million boxes in 10 weeks

Table grape harvest in Northern Mexico has started, in Hermosillo and Guaymas in the state of Sonora. The first grapes crossed the border with Nogales, AZ ten days ago, on May 9. The start date is similar to last year, but it is a few days later than the average start of May 5. “The great majority of…

USDA

Chile: Fresh deciduous fruit semi-annual

Chilean table grape production projected to increase by 15.2 percent in MY2021/22

In MY2021/22, experts have projected that Chilean table grape production will increase by 15.2 percent, totaling 760,000 MT. Exports will increase by 14.2 percent, totaling 600,000 metric tons. For MY2021/22, the estimated apple production stands at 1,036,000 MT a 4.8 percent decrease from MY2020/21 on…

Peru grape export volume increased by 13% and the value by 22%

The Peruvian grape export campaign 2021/2022, which runs from September to March, ended with good results, stated Luis Corvera, CEO of FreshFruit Peru. In this campaign, the…

President Raniolo offered a preview of the 2022 season for the PGI-labeled product

The Mazzarrone grapes campaign will start in ten days

"We are now only ten days away from the opening of the grape campaign in Mazzarrone, in a year that seems promising in terms of quality and with the Victoria variety looking wonderful," said the President of the Mazzarrone PGI Grape Consortium, Giovanni Raniolo. "In some plots we have already made the…

New Grapa CEO Shiko Domovitz: “Excited about table grape opportunities”

Early ARRA varieties kick off Israeli table grape season

The Israeli table grape season has just started last week with the ARRA Honey Pop harvest, while the ARRA Sugar Drop will follow this week. This also marks the fifth month as CEO of Grapa for Shiko Domovitz, who is “excited about table grape opportunities.” Chen Salomon with ARRA Honey Pop Chen Salomon, owner…

"Suppliers pack grapes with visible stems to show how fresh the grapes are"

The grape industry is struggling with an important issue during this pandemic and the general difficulties with logistical delays, which is the freshness of grapes when they arrive at their final destination after weeks at sea. Shandong AWT Biotech Co., Ltd. is a specialized manufacturer of fresh-keeping…

SATI:

National grape intake volumes 3.6% higher than last year

SATI has released the weekly grape figures in their newsletter, while looking back on the lessons learned while attending Fruit Logistica in Berlin. National OverviewThe 2021/2022 harvesting season has officially drawn to a close, with all regions having completed packing. National intake volumes have…

Examining trends in the grape industry

The focus on high-yield/flavor varieties. The effect of inflation. Protecting the quality of grapes. These are just a few of the topics that came up on last Friday’s Grape Quality Summit, hosted by Hazel Technologies. Anne-Marie Roerink 210 Analytics LLC started the summit off with a presentation on the…

Peru shipped 584% more table grapes in April than in the same month of the previous campaign

Peru exported 537,000 tons of table grape exports in the 2021/2022 campaign (from October to April), i.e. 14% more than in the previous campaign. This increase was achieved…

Coachella continues the transition to new grape varieties

The early part of the California grape season is about 10-15 days away from starting. Rob Spinelli of Anthony Vineyards in Bakersfield, California says production will begin in Coachella about a week earlier than normal--it’s set to begin the week of May 16. He also notes that generally production out of…

Thomas Bos (Thomasol):

"Precipitation, rising costs make for very challenging Spanish season"

Those seeking the Spanish sun during the May vacation this year will likely be sorely disappointed. "The weather's been terrible here again this week," says Thomas Bos, who moved from the Netherlands to Alicante in 2003. His company, Thomasol, has been directly linking buyers elsewhere in Europe with…

This Friday, May 6

Table grape experts speak at Grape Quality Summit

Hazel Technologies Inc. announces presenters for the Grape Quality Summit, a virtual event held May 6th. Talks include table grape market insights, a category perspective panel, grower spotlights and exclusive access to table grape postharvest technology trials. Left to right: Anne-Marie Roerink, Luis…

Demand for Australian table grapes still high despite many production challenges

Despite a challenging season with delays and a slow start, a Victorian table grape grower still did well on the supply front, with the popular Crimson variety helping the fruit sell out. Budou Farms co-owner Enrique Rossi says there are only around 5-7 days to go, which makes it the longest season ever,…

Egyptian grape season should see higher volumes than last year

“Producers are expanding toward higher value varieties to supply other markets”

It’s only a little while longer until the Egyptian grape season kicks off and the volumes should be higher than they were last year. Production has increased and more markets are available to the Egyptian exporters, which makes it a promising outlook on the season. Growers are also investing in higher…

Chile's Table Grape Committee and JD.com partner to encourage consumption in China

The Table Grape Committee of the Association of Fruit Exporters of Chile (ASOEX) projects Chile will export 84.6 million boxes of 8.2 kilos (693,707 tons) of table grapes this…

Wibo van den Ende, Vita Optima:

"Good grape season had sting in its tail"

“Things went well from week 50, 2021 to week 13, 2022,” says Wibo van den Ende, Managing Director of Vita Optima, about the South African grape season that is just about over. "After that, the grapes' quality and quantity declined." He says the debacle around Russia meant more volumes than expected came…

Sam Vasala - Sai World

"This season will be a good one for anyone who has medium to large sizes"

For exporter Sai World the grape harvest is reaching its end. With the last orchard in New South Wales starting the crimson harvest, Sai World exports the fruit exclusively for the grower. “Colour has been a problem for some growers this season, but the colour from our grower is very good,” said Sam…

SATI:

"The grape industry’s sustainability is under threat"

"Amidst the backdrop of extensive media coverage that the current harvest has received, we deem it important to remind industry role-players that the timely marketing of quality grapes in preferred export markets at certain price levels determines the success of our industry. The industry’s…

European grape market full as Chile waits for South African and Indian stocks to fall

The table grape market in Europe is still somewhat full with sales slower due to offerings from South Africa, India and Chile, all currently available. According to Maarten van Fraassen, responsible for Commercial Sales at Direct Source International, they have had grapes from Chile for the past few…

A complete overhaul of the Chilean grape industry

The Chinese import market offers a wide variety of fruits, and grapes are among the best-sellers. Spring is gradually turning into summer in China and the temperatures are rising. That is one of the reasons why market demand for grapes is growing. Chilean grapes perform particularly well in the Chinese…

Northwestern Syria farmers replace olive trees with grapes

Olives are among the most important resources from the northern Idlib governorate. Although olive cultivation formed part of the identity of the town of Harem, north of Idlib…

International grape supply chain

Outline of increases in cost for Brazilian grape production

During the last two years, the grape production and export chain from Brazil has suffered from a sequence of extreme events, which have caused cost increases beyond the normal.First, the pandemic caused by Covid-19 had a strong impact on production activities around the world as well in Brazil, with…

Looking towards growth for the Mexican grape season

Pacific Trellis Fruit, a year-round importer, grower, marketer and owner of the Dulcinea® brand, is gearing up for a successful Mexican table grape season. Earl McMenamin says the grape crop out of Mexico this year is up nearly 20 percent, which relates to around 25.5 million boxes.   Since the company’s inception in…

May Quality Summit highlights table grape industry

Hazel Technologies Inc. is hosting a Grape Quality Summit the first week of May. The one-hour event will be held on Friday May 6th and will feature speakers with expertise in the table grape category amidst the North American table grape season. Speakers will include Anne-Marie Roerink, founder and…

Slight delay for the Sicilian grape season

"The grape season in Sicily is currently slightly behind schedule. This winter we have had very low temperatures, down to -3 °C, which has slowed down the growth of the buds, at least in several plots in the Mazzarrone area," said Giovanni Raniolo, president of the Consortium for the Protection of the…

Agri Ministry Romania will back table grape industry with 3 mln euro

Romania will allocate a total of 15 million lei ($3.3 million/3 million euro) in subsidies to stimulate the production of table grapes by self-employed farmers and farming…

Logistics still affecting movement of South American grapes

Supplies of grapes from South America are still flowing into the coast during what is typically a transition time between South American and Mexican grape supplies. Generally Mexican grape supplies aren’t in the market until the first full week in May. “There’s some early green seedless production from…

Grupo Alta hits 30-year milestone

From 60 hectares in 1991 to over 10,000 hectares today

What started as a 60-hectare project of table grapes in 1991 has turned into one of the largest agricultural companies in Mexico. With more than 11 different farms and over 10,000 hectares of growing land throughout Sonora, in addition to new projects in Jalisco and Baja, Mexico, Grupo Alta is…

Grapa’s Southern Hemisphere table grape producers do well despite challenging seasons

Southern Hemisphere producers of the ARRA Breeding programme varieties of table grapes have done well to deliver to world markets this past season, say the technical managers of Grapa. This is despite several challenges during the table grape seasons for South Africa, Namibia, Peru and Chile. (l) AJ…

Cyprus grape production down 93 per cent

Cypriot grape production has collapsed by 93 per cent over the last 30 years, seeing the island shifting from being a grape exporter to an importer. MPs were presented with…

Drought decreases grape production in southern Brazil

São Paulo production should reach 146.900 tons, a decline of 0.3% in relation to the previous year, while the productions of Paraná, of 56,200 tons and Santa Catarina, of…

Low quality of Moldova variety of table grapes is exception rather than rule

The unacceptable quality of the Moldova table grape variety in stores is one of the most unfortunate conclusions of the March audit of the produce departments of Chisinau…

Guangzhou Import Fruit Wholesale Market Analysis - Week 14

Grapes and plums conquering the import market in China this season

The Chinese fruit market is always crowded around Tomb-Sweeping Day [5 April, 2022]. This is the first peak of the sales season following the Chinese Spring Festival [1 February, 2022]. Looking back on week 14, the number of market visitors slightly declined compared to the days leading up to…

Successful table grape protection trials in California

Hazel Technologies, Inc. announces a collaboration with Bakersfield, CA-based Anthony Vineyards, Inc., a family owned table grape grower/packer/shipper with 50 years of experience and thousands of acres of conventional and organic production under management. Anthony Vineyards saw significant results…

Shipments up 10 percent

Peru's 2022 grape harvest has finished

March 8th marked the last day of the Vanguard Peru grape harvest. However one-third of the product from the season is still to arrive in the markets as our global team continues navigating a challenging supply chain. Up to week eight, Peru has shipped 61.5M boxes of grapes. This is 10 percent more than…

ARRA 33

ARRA Honey POP™ shows fantastic storage ability during its first commercial export

This season South African marketer TopFruit were amazed by the excellent condition of ARRA 33 – ARRA Honey POP™ grapes upon their arrival in Germany at Global Fruit Point after almost six weeks of shipping. "The past season, grape producers like all other producers, had to face global logistical…

Okanagan vegetable farmer calls for more government support to feed British Columbians

John Nurkowski grew vegetables for years at his property near Kelowna International Airport, but last year he decided to sign a lease agreement to grow table grapes and…

Producers store their fruit in cold chambers waiting to find vessels available for transfer

The lack of ships slows down Atacama's table grape exports

The lack of ships available is complicating the table grape exports from the Chilean region of Atacama. This situation has impacted freight prices, which have soared, and…

Uvasdoce returns tp Fruit Logistica 2022

"The new plantation will bring an increase in the production volume between 2023 and 2024"

Uvasdoce is returning to Fruit Logística 2022, the international fruit and vegetable fair that will take place, exceptionally, from April 5 to 7 at the Messe Berlin. As every year, the Alicante-based entity is betting on the brand, this time, "from a more personal and heartfelt point of view, focusing on…

Farm Worker Awareness Week: a real life story from the farm

Each March, agricultural companies take a moment to appreciate their workforce in celebration of Farm Worker Awareness Week. For Divine Flavor and its mothership company, Grupo Alta, this week is especially important as both companies put a huge emphasis on embracing their workforce with excellent social…

SATI release table grape update

"Berg River and Hex River regions should still be packing for at least the next two weeks"

Whilst the harvesting season for the Northern Provinces, Orange River and Olifants River have come to an end, the Berg River and Hex River regions, which are both having above average seasons, should still be packing for at least the next two weeks.The national intake volume until week 11 came to 74,…

Grapa Varieties Ltd. appoints new CEO

Cultivating grapes since 1882, the Karniel family founded Grapa Varieties Ltd., a privately held company, to which they bring their deeply rooted tradition and passion. Today, Grapa specializes in the breeding and commercialization of table grape varieties worldwide. Grapa’s growth and evolvement flows…

Mexico expected to export 25 million boxes of table grapes this season

The Mexican Table Grapes Growers Association (AALPUM) has released its first estimate for table grapes exports from Mexico for the 2022 season. In this first estimate, AALPUM predicts Mexican growers will export around 25 million of boxes. AALPUM president Marco Antonio Camou, AALPUM general director Juan…

Unlocking farming expansion to expand production windows and meet the growing global demand

AM FRESH and RIO BLANCO announce joint venture in Mexico on sustainable table grape farming

AM FRESH Group and RIO BLANCO combine forces to establish TERRAMARA FRESH, a joint venture powerhouse of innovative table grape varieties and sustainable farming. For over 30…

Uvasdoce expands with new table grape plantation

Alicante-based table grape producer Uvasdoce is set on growing its business even more, announcing the planting of a new, eponymous estate. The company is excited about this…

"In the short term, Peru will be the world's leading supplier of table grapes"

Peru's table grape exports haven't surpassed Chile's export volume but they surpassed their value

Peruvian table grapes exports amounted to 1.26 billion dollars in 2021, i.e. 22% more than in 2020, greatly surpassing Chilean table grape exports, which totaled 928 million…

Partnership bears fruit with release of two new grape varieties

Two newly released grape varieties, developed collaboratively between Cornell AgriTech and Sun World International, a global fruit genetics and licensing company, offer new flavors for consumers and better growing characteristics for farmers. Sugrafiftytwo, an ultra-early ripening green seedless grape…

Chilean fruit traders claim they cannot find ships in Valparaíso to export products

On Monday, traders grouped in the Federation of Fruit Producers of Chile (Fedefruta) stated they do not find ships available in the Port of Valparaíso for the export of fresh…

Auctioned at 390 yuan [61.26 USD] per kg

Early spring greenhouse grapes from Xihu in Taiwan enter the market

The peak period of early-spring Kyoho grape production in Xihu, Taiwan, usually falls in the last week of March. The harvest only begins when the grapes have completely turned the right color. This year the grapes matured and entered the market in early March. Buyers rushed to get their hands on the…

Peru finishing up grape season exceeding forecast growth

Harvest of Peruvian grapes are coming to the end of a more sizeable 2021-2022 crop. Vanguard Group CEO Craig Stauffer notes that up to week eight, Peru had shipped 61.5 million boxes of grapes--10 percent more than year to date 2021 when Peru had shipped 55.7M boxes. “Peru is on its way to exceed the…

Mexican table grape press conference goes virtual

The Mexican Table Grapes Growers Association is pleased to announce its virtual press conference to provide timely information to the fresh produce industry, friends,…

Supplying front line COVID support with fresh fruits

Joy Wing Mau helps Shenzhen hospitals fight the pandemic

Covid-19 recently resurfaced in Guangdong. This is a key period for Shenzhen in the fight against the pandemic. As such, Joy Wing Mau, supplied the necessary resources to Shenzhen during the first outbreak and has again responded wholeheartedly to the call for help from the Shenzhen Municipal Government.…

South African agriculture impeded by weak and negligent ports

South African farmers exporting fruit are being confronted by poor service delivery, negligence and incompetence at the nation’s ports. This results in producers suffering…

Western Cape

High Court orders eviction of unlawful occupants of R19 million grape farm

Unlawful occupants of the once profitable export table grape farm in the Western Cape, which was prematurely acquired by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural…

Jan van den Adel's 29th grape season with Freshtrop:

"Indian grapes are essential for continuity"

The Indian grape season is in full swing at the Dutch company, Direct Source. This is Jan van den Adel's 29th India season. "All these years, I've been working with my special partner and friend, Mr. Ashok Motani of Freshtrop. We've faced many challenges over the years. But we've grown substantially too,…

Sri Lanka Finance Ministry

Special commodity levy imposed on various imported goods

The Sri Lankan Finance Ministry has decided to increase the special commodity levy on 9 types of items, including imported fruits. The Ministry announced that this tax…

Sunraysia’s table grapes hit export gold

Table grape growers across the Sunraysia region are smiling. They are expecting a bumper 2022 season and demand from overseas customers is sky-high. Family growers like Rocky Mammone and Tim Milner are reaping the rewards of long-time relationships with Asian buyers. While China remains a key market for…

Routes to Russian ports cancelled by shipping lines

Challenging season for Indian grapes

High shipping rates, low availability of containers as well as the war in Ukraine have made the Indian grape season more difficult than in previous years. With shipping lines cancelling routes to Russian harbours, it’s nearly impossible for Indian fresh produce exporters to supply the Russian market,…

Francois Rossouw – Mooigezicht

Grape prices trending close to 2020 levels in Europe

Europe has been short on grapes over the past week because of the congestion in the port of Rotterdam causing 7 to 10 days of delays and week 11’s volumes are coming into an empty market.“There are gaps between grape arrivals which definitely helps to move the product quicker. Prices until sales week 11…

VPC and Polar Chile win a dispute against a company that illegally produced and exported Blanc Seedless grapes

“We at VPC group, through Polar Chile, hold the rights to the Blanc Seedless variety worldwide, with the exception of California. We have licensed producers in Chile, Peru,…

Lucien de Wit, LuBaFresh:

"Indian grape exports to Europe will be significantly lower"

The current sea freight costs have made grape imports from India much pricier. "Last year, we were paying $2,700 to $3,000 for a container, now you're talking about rates of up to $8,500. A container can hold 2,400 units of packed grapes. So, you're already paying €2.50 more for ocean freight rates,"…

South African grape exports up by 3m cartons on last year

The Northern Provinces and Orange River regions of South Africa have ended their packing seasons. The Olifants River region is also wrapping up its season and it is evident that the producers of this region will reach its high estimate. The Berg River and Hex River regions are enjoying a good season and…

AJ Griesel – South African Table Grape Industry

Table grape industry concerned at extreme changeability in Europe

At a high level, role players have different experiences of this season, says AJ Griesel, CEO of the South African Table Grape Industry, but general port congestion and the uncertainty, especially surrounding the developments in the Ukraine, affect the whole industry. Right: mixed punnets packed in the…

EastFruit

Uzbekistan table grape exports January-February up 400 percent y-o-y

In January-February 2022, Uzbekistan exported 9,400 tonnes of table grapes worth $7.2 million. This is 5 times more in volume  and 4.6 times more in terms of export earnings compared to the same months of 2021. However, the export of Uzbek table grapes in January-February 2021 turned out to be the lowest over…

Egyptian grape harvest could start one week earlier than last year

“Shipping routes to Russia and Ukraine have been affected by the current conflict”

Great weather conditions will result in a promising grape harvest in Egypt. Quality is expected to be on good levels, although rising input costs are proving to be a challenge. One Egyptian grape exporter states they’re still able to supply the Russian market with grapes, but shipping routes have been…

Brazil: Grape harvest in Bento Gonçalves saw high quality yields

The grape harvest in Bento Gonçalves and region is approaching its end. In the next few weeks the vines should no longer display bunches of grapes, as the harvest is in the…

AM FRESH Group to acquire IFG and merge it with SNFL

AM FRESH Group and Special New Fruit Licensing (SNFL) announced a definitive agreement under which AM FRESH is acquiring International Fruit Genetics (IFG) and merging it with…

300 containers of Indian grapes halted in transit

"It was totally irresponsible of shipping lines to have carried the cargo after the war had started if they were not confident of delivering it"

Last week all major shipping lines announced they would no longer be calling at Russian ports after the country invaded Ukraine.  India is at the height of its grape export season and now the country’s exporters find themselves with around 300 containers of grapes which have been halted in transit.  A prominent member…

"The shipping containers for Australian red grapes have not yet arrived"

In the Chinese fruit market, most of the imported grapes come from Peru, Chile, Australia, South Africa, and the United States. "They are roughly divided into three types: green, red and black. At present, the imported grapes in the current season are mostly Peruvian green grapes and Australian seedless…

Peru became the world's leading exporter of blueberries and grapes

In 2021, Peruvian fruit and vegetable exports grew by 21% over 2020 and by 3% compared to 2019, according to data provided by the Association of Exporters (ADEX). Fruit…

Greater supplies of Chilean grapes coming on

For the first time since the start of the Chilean grape season, there is an ample supply of grapes are on the U.S. market. So says Mark Greenberg of Capespan North America in Montreal, QC. “Chilean table grape production has ramped up just as the Peruvian supply is coming down. Chile is very much in the…

Karnataka grape yield down by 50% due to non-stop rains

Hit by the pandemic and last year’s incessant rains, grape output in Karnataka has dropped by 50%. According to the officials of Hopcoms, a prolonged wet weather hit the crop…

Launch of extension to Hexkoel cold storage facility in the Hex River Valley

The new extension at Hexkoel cold storage facility in the Hex River Valley was officially opened by Dr Ivan Meyer, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture. Minister Meyer cut the ribbon at an evening function to inaugurate the new R95 million (about $6,2 million) addition to this key facility on 26 February…

Strawberries and grapes

Exports of South Korean ‘star products’ hit all-time high

South Korea’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, through Minister Kim Hyeon-soo, has announced that the export of strawberries and grapes, one of the leading…

Table grape imports from the southern hemisphere ramp up

As the winter days come to an end in the Northern hemisphere, peak production of grapes will start ramping up in volume from Peru, Chile and South Africa for importer Divine Flavor. The grower/distributor anticipates a strong second-half of the season on premium red and white seedless grapes coming from…

Le Roux Group gives some insight into impact of shipping delays on farms

South African table grapes and stone fruit season challenges navigated well by producers

Managing the cold chain due to shipping delays and other challenges is making the ongoing South African table grapes and stone fruit seasons so much more challenging to navigate for the table grape and stone fruit producer the Le Roux Group, from the Western Cape’s Berg River region in South Africa. “Our…

Nagesh Shetty - Deccan Produce

Indian grapes on the water to Russia being received with no problems

Russia is a big market for Indian grapes, especially early in the season before exporters start to send volumes to the European market. The season started normally this year. “India had weekly volumes of 60-100 containers going to Russia set to arrive in various weeks,” said Indian exporter Nagesh Shetty…


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