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Grapes 101

Apr 24, 2019 by The Packer Staff
Discover a variety of grape information such as; consumer trends, retail availability and trending sales statistics.
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Salinas volume lighter due to rain

Apr 23, 2019 by Carol Lawrence
Crops of spring vegetables and berries are emerging after the winter’s rainy and chilly conditions, and growers are expecting California’s Salinas Valley to explode with activity in the next weeks.
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Later start, good quality from Kern County crops

Apr 23, 2019 by Tom Burfield
Growers in California’s Kern County say their vegetable and fruit crops typically are starting a week or so later than usual this spring, but ample rainfall and plenty of chill hours during the winter should result in abundant supplies and very good quality this spring.
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Jalisco deal offers early grapes

Apr 23, 2019 by Tom Burfield
While some grower-shippers may see the Mexican state of Jalisco as a gateway to a head start for that country’s table grape deal, others want no part of it, or at least are taking a wait-and-see attitude.
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Flavor Tree expects huge growth for Verry Cherry plums

Apr 22, 2019 by Jim Offner
Hanford, Calif.-based Flavor Tree Fruit Co. LLC now is focusing on specialty items for the California summer fruit deal, and perhaps its biggest is its Verry Cherry plum – a high-brix fruit cross between various cherry and plum varieties, said Maurice Cameron, president.