California Table Grape Industry Continues Record-Breaking Shipping Season
California table grape growers shipped more than 27.7 million boxes into the worldwide marketplace from Oct. 13 to Nov. 30, the highest amount ever for the time period, according to the USDA.
The previous seven-week shipment record for table grapes during the same time period was set in 2013.
Earlier this season, the five-week shipping record for the time period between Sept. 8 and Oct. 12 was broken. The three-month period of Sept. 1 to Nov. 30 set another record with more than 55 million boxes of table grapes shipped — an all-time high, according to USDA, beating the previous record set in 2013 for this time period.
According to Kathleen Nave, President of the California Table Grape Commission, an aggressive fall and winter promotion program continues, with shipments expected to continue through the end of January.