Perlette grapes growing in a Crown Jewel's vineyard. ( Courtesy Crown Jewels Produce Co. LLc )

Crown Jewels Produce Co. LLC, Fresno, Calif., expects to increase its table grape volume by 30% this season after adding some new growers, said salesman Stephen Thomason.

Expansion should be over all varieties the company offers, starting with flames, which should kick off around July 10, a few weeks later than usual, he said.

Thomason expects quality to be good this year as a result of cool weather during the growing season.

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