Grapes maintained their standing as the No. 3 fruit in Fresh Trends this year, but in 2013 they share the spotlight with strawberries as the third most-popular fruit.
A growing national appetite for organics and a climate amenable to growing fruits and vegetables without the aid of artificial fertilizers and pesticides is causing the category to surge in the Coachella Valley, growers and shippers there say.
Jim Pandol & Co. is making its Sweet Babies grapes available in certified-organic format.
STOCKTON, Calif. — Spurred by a warm spring, the California table grape season got off to an early start and is firing on all cylinders heading into the second half of its season after Labor Day.
CORRECTED: Bananas, blueberries and grapes could be joining Cuties clementines and apple slices on McDonald’s menus as the restaurant chain continues efforts to help parents feel better about Happy Meals.
Rising avocado sales and solid asparagus prices were the key drivers for a 55% increase in sales during the second quarter for Camposol Holding Ltd., Lima, Peru.More Packer Stories for Grapes
Market Scope - Grapes, table — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18
KERN DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (539-636-597) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices princess and scarlet royal lower, others generally unchanged. 19-pound containers bagged. Thompson seedless large mostly $16.95, medium mostly $13.95-14.95; red globe extra-large $18.95-19.95, large $16.95-18.95; princess large mostly $15.95-16.95; scarlet royal extra-large $18.95-20.95, large $16.95-18.95, export 21-pound containers bagged. red globe extra-large mostly $20.95-22.95. Extra services included.
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (140-166-136) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices princess and scarlet royal lower, others generally unchanged. 19-pound containers bagged. Thompson seedless large mostly $16.95, medium mostly $12.95-13.95; flame seedless large mostly $16.95, medium $12.95-14.95; red globe large $16.95-18.95; princess large mostly $14.95-15.95, medium mostly $13.95, scarlet royal large mostly $18.95, medium $15.95-16.95. Extra services included.
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