IFG, the world’s top fruit-breeding and licensing company widely recognized for inventing the Cotton Candy and Sweet Globe grapes, last Tuesday unveiled plans and the name of the company’s new $12 million state-of-the-art research facility and breeding campus at a socially-distanced groundbreaking ceremony.
The Sonora Grape Growers Association (AALPUM) projects 21.5 million 18 lb. (8.2 kg) cartons to be packed and shipped between early May and mid-July, 2021.
Chile’s table grape export estimate for the 2020-21 season has fallen again.
In the 2020-2021 season, Peruvian table grape exports reached 464,000 tons, reflecting an increase of 18 percent compared to the 392,000 tons exported the previous season.
In line with its commitment to supplying the freshest, most fabulous and flavorful fruit, Migiva Group – a family-owned group of diversified companies in the Americas and owner of fresh produce grower-exporter Agricola Andrea – is excited to reveal its strategic partnership with Hazel Technologies, Inc. in the USA to trial Hazel Tech post-harvest application for grapes on a commercial scale.
Two weeks after heavy rains, the president of Fedefruta, Jorge Valenzuela, says that in some regions there is no fruit being harvested or packed due to the advanced rotting and fungal disease, all while in full season, leading to massive losses for producers.
According to consumer research by the California Table Grape Commission, more primary shoppers consider fresh grapes to be a staple in their household in 2020 vs. 2019.
Vanguard International is sharing detailed grape crop updates from their teams in Peru, Chile and South Africa as harvest and packing seasons are underway.
A recent human study published in the Journal of the Academy of Dermatology found that consuming grapes protected against ultraviolet (UV) skin damage.
Oppy, the leading grower, marketer and distributor of fresh produce from around the world, announced a new grape program building on its exclusive partnership with Ocean Spray, the agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 farmer families.