Grape markets remain elevated. Supply in this year’s California crop will be lighter due to shortages caused by rain from Tropical Storm Hilary.
- California-grown Markon First Crop Lunch (MFC) Bunch Grapes and Markon Essentials (ESS) Grapes are available
- Red and green seedless grape prices remain elevated; expect markets to continue climbing throughout the remainder of the year
- Tropical Storm Hilary’s rain damaged crops; burst skins and potential fungus, and/or rot will decrease available supply
- California’s crop is estimated to incur a 20-25% loss
- Storage capabilities are expected to decrease due to shortened shelf life
- 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. by mid-November
- Export demand will be higher than past years due to limited supply from California
- Markets are expected to be much higher than previous seasons
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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