It may still be winter, but Nogales, Ariz.-based Divine Flavor is eagerly anticipating its new table grape deal out of Jalisco, said Michael DuPuis, quality assurance and public relations coordinator.

The company had limited shipments out of the region last year. This will be the first time it will have commercial volume, he said.

The program will come on at a good time, in April, when the Chilean season ends, DuPuis said.

“It will be a really good segue to the Sonoran table grape season,” he said. “It allows us to have some volume in production on some of our exclusive, high-flavor varieties before the typical Sonoran grape deal starts.”

The Jalisco program will include Divine Flavor’s conventional and organic high-flavor specialty varieties like Jellyberries, Gummyberries, Cotton Candy grapes, Sweet Celebration and others.

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