Dried fruit category expands - The Packer

Dried fruit category expands

10/11/2011 01:03:00 PM
Dan Gailbraith

Weather stepped in to delay the California raisin-type grape crop by at least two weeks, according to the USDA. Early summer rains also created mildew problems in a number of vineyards. When NASS released its annual raisin grape objective measurement in August, it suggested a harvest of 2.05 million tons, down about 7% from the July forecast.

Raisin packers’ offers are at 14% more than they were for last year’s field price while winery offers are 20% more than last year, according to the bargaining association. However, if fall rains come too early, valuable crops could be left on the vine.

“Now the question is, can we get the crop in on time and without any major problems?” Glen Goto, association chief executive officer, said in a news release.

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CHD Expert    
New York  |  October, 11, 2011 at 08:52 PM

We are glad to contribute to the consumption of dried fruit especially Craisins. These types of products are only becoming more popular. http://www.chd-expert.com/

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