Greenberg and Pandol are both watching Peru’s table grape production, as is Tjerandsen. All three said Peru’s export volumes to the U.S. are so low that the South American country’s impact on the table grape deal is not expected to be too dramatic.
“It is the new sexy thing, though,” Pandol said. “Timing is the key for Peru. The question is will they challenge Chile. We haven’t seen any yet.”
Pandol said Peru ships about as many seedless grapes in its entire season as the Golden State does in a week.