The fruit from Robert Johnson Farms and marketed by R.J. Sales and Visalia Produce Sales will be packed under the grower-shipperâs Jenelle label. Grapes from other sources and sold by Visalia Produce will carry the companyâs familiar SunPower label.
Robert Johnson Farms also is resurrecting for some varieties the Oxley label, which Johnson said has not been used for a few years.
Robert Johnson Farms and its marketing arm are family owned and operated. The principals are Robert and Jan Johnson and their daughter, Michelle. Joining the company at R.J. Sales this season is Megan Williams, who was previously in the fund development industry.
Visalia Produce Sales will have supplies of flames and summer royals at least through August, Matoian said. Harvesting of princess grapes began in late July
âThe crimsons are beginning to color, and weâll have about 500,000 cartons of crimsons,â he said. âThey will be available well into the fall.â
Other varieties from Visalia Produce this fall will include scarlot royals and autumn kings and a limited supply of red globes, Matoian said.
Autumn kings are among the new varieties planted at Robert Johnson Farms, but the new plantings are not yet ready to produce commercial crops, Johnson said.