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August 28, 2023

Grape markets are on the rise as damages from Tropical Storm Hilary have created a shortage in this year’s California crop.


  • California-grown Markon First Crop Lunch Bunch Grapes and Markon Essentials (ESS) Grapes are available
  • Red and green seedless grape prices are rising
  • Many crops were damaged by Tropical Storm Hilary
  • Rain damage such as burst skins and potential fungus, and/or rot will decrease available supply
  • California’s crop is estimated to incur a 30-50% loss
  • Markets are expected to climb steadily throughout the California season; extremely low volume is anticipated by November


  • Offshore grapes are expected to arrive in the U.S. mid- to late November
  • Prices will be higher than last year due to California shortages and strong demand

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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