South Africa’s Table Grape Industry experiences growth this 2018-2019 season

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The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) has forecast volumes for the 2018-19 season of between 63.2 and 70.1 million 4.5 kg-equivalent cartons.

The current record stands 67 million cartons produced in the 2016-17 season.

Last season saw production of 62 million cartons.

“Good winter rains to date have largely broken the severe drought in the Western Cape,” SATI said.

“This positive outlook, linked to new plantings and new cultivars, brings the South African table grape industry back on its ‘organic’ growth trend over the past four years.”

The new plantings are also of higher-yielding cultivars.

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