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.
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Despite trade hiccups in China and Russia, continuing strong export sales of U.S. fresh fruits and vegetables to Canada and Mexico will help boost 2014-15 exports to record levels, a new U.S. Department of Agriculture report predicts.More Packer Stories for Grapes
Market Scope - Grapes, table — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 15
KERN DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (602-653-620) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. 19-pound containers bagged. Thompson seedless large mostly $14.95, medium mostly $12.95; crimson seedless large mostly $16.95, black seedless large mostly $16.95; red globe large mostly $14.95-16.95; autumn king large mostly $18.95-20.95; autumn royal large $16.95-18.95; scarlet royal extra-large mostly $18.95, large mostly $16.95; extra services included.
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (164-159-139) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. 19-pound containers bagged. Thompson seedless large $14.95-16.95, medium $11.95-12.95; crimson seedless large $14.95-16.95, medium $12.95-13.95; black seedless large mostly $16.95, medium mostly $14.95; red globe large mostly $16.95, medium mostly $14.95; scarlet royal large mostly $16.95, medium mostly $14.95; extra services included.
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