Raisin Production up a Whopping
Raisin harvest has begun, which is about 7 to 10 days earlier than last
The raisin-type variety grape forecast is 2.40 million tons, up 25.5
percent from the 2012 final production. Based on the objective measurement
survey, bunches per vine totaled a record 47.7 compared to 29.1 in 2012.
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Acreage of bearing age is 200,000, which means a record high yield is expected.
The 2013 California raisin-type grape crop is shaping up to be the largest crop
Weather conditions have been good for crop development, which is a few days
ahead of normal. Mildew pressure was low, but mites were significant. In
traveling throughout the valley, California Ag Today editors report a lot of
burned leaves due to mite feeding.
The forecast is based on the results of the Raisin Grape Objective
Measurement (O.M.) Survey conducted in July. The Fresno-based Raisin
Administrative Committee provided funding for the 2013 Raisin O.M. Survey.
effect this production has on grower prices is still up in the air at this
Labels: 2013 Raisin Prices, 25.5 percent, mildew pressure, mite pressure, Raisin grape objective survey.