The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) released the 1st Crop Estimate for the 2018/2019 season with volumes estimated to be between 63,2 million and 70,1 million cartons (4,5 kg equivalent).
Good winter rains to date have largely broken the severe drought in the Western Cape. This positive outlook, linked to new plantings and new cultivars, brings the South African table grape industry back on its organic growth trend of the past four years.
The new plantings are of higher yielding cultivars. According to SATI chairman Fanie Naudé, these are all positive signs for the coming season, which will help the SA table grape industry to offer the world market its renowned quality and even better supply of the latest varieties.
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