Table Grape Season Shines
August 26, 2013
Table Grape Harvest Going Well
|A Table Grape Harvester packs a box of
Thompson Seedless grapes for market.
According to Mark Givens, a salesman with HMC Farms in Kingsburg, the table grape harvest is moving along well in the central San Joaquin Valley. “The harvest got started in the area a little earlier than normal, around the first of July,” he said.
Givens said the there has been a lot of good quality fruit throughout the entire state this season and that prices have been a little lower compared to last season. “Flame Seedless in the central valley are coming to and end and Thompson Seedless is just getting underway,” Givens said. “A newer variety Scarlet Royal is just getting underway and Crimson Seedless will be starting soon.”
This years production estimates are 105.7 million 19 pound boxes this compared to 100.8 million boxes last year.