The Grape Reporter recently caught up with Dirk Winkelmann, President at Vanguard Direct, one of the world's leading grape suppliers, to hear some of his thoughts on where the industry is heading, the 2021-22 season, and the significant disruption that lies ahead.
"New varieties are like popular music. What is now classic rock was the vanguard of its epoch," says John Pandol.
Decofrut presents the State of the Market for table grapes during September, looking at supply, demand and pricing for three markets - the U.S., Europe and China.
Numerous technological solutions have been making headway in Oppy’s California grape vineyards with three of its latest innovation partners.
The Peruvian table grape industry is forecast to export a record volume of fruit in the upcoming season, with the first estimate pegging shipments at 62.5 million boxes.
Industry members are working together for system approach protocols to be allowed for shipments of the fruit into the U.S. this season.
Southern Hemisphere table grape varieties have expanded over the last ten years and are expected to continue to grow in popularity, leaving the older varieties behind.
John Pandol told FreshFruitPortal he will be watching retail pricing and whether this inflationary period will eliminate the US$0.99/pound ad from merchandising plans.
Native to the Southeast, the original Muscadine is a unique grape that is crisp, sweet, tart and packed with nutrients, Naturipe says.
In addition, if forecasts are realized, this year could also mark the first time Peru surpasses Chile in production, the USDA report said.