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Grape market in the US expects arrivals from Chile and Mexico to alleviate shortages

Fresh Grape
United States
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Market & Price Trends
Published Feb 29, 2024

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Table grape inventory remains low in the United States, as a delay in the grape harvest in Chile's Central Valley contributes to an already limited market. Supply problems began in August when Hurricane Hilary hit California, explained Carlos Bon, vice president of sales at Divine Flavor. Delays are not necessarily a bad thing for Chile, says Divine Flavor's Carlos Bon. Jalisco is stepping up to fill a specific market window, when quality fruit in the U.S. market tends to be lacking. Chile's Central Valley grape harvest delayed by El Niño and Hurricane Hilary.
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Table grape inventory remains low in the United States, as a delay in the grape harvest in Chile's Central Valley contributes to an already limited market. Supply problems began in August when Hurricane Hilary hit California, explained Carlos Bon, vice president of sales at Divine Flavor. From there, the industry witnessed what it described as a domino effect of adverse conditions. "It's actually two weather phenomena that are the precursors to what's happening now," Bon told FreshFruitPortal.com. "It was the effect of El Niño in South America and the hurricane in California." That meant a smaller crop in California followed by a smaller crop in Peru. “With the amount of rain [Peru] had and the flooding, I think the numbers ended up about 30% lower for the entire industry,” he said. "Because California was struggling, they were actually able to have a pretty good market for that 70% that they were actually able to harvest." In northern Chile, he added, concerns about El Niño ...
Source: MXfruit
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