Four Star Fruit concludes California grape season

From The Packer | 19 December 2022

Overview of grapes from California in the U.S. market, complemented by charts from Agronometrics. Original published on December 19, 2022. 

Table grape grower and marketer Four Star Fruit is finishing the California grape season strong and transitioning to the Peruvian and Chilean import season, beginning harvest this month, according to a news release.

“At Four Star Fruit, we take pride in being able to provide premium fruit 52 weeks a year,” Jack Campbell, president of the Delano, Calif.-based company, said in the release. “Our team is continually developing and expanding our grape offerings, so be on the lookout for our new high-flavor varieties in 2023!”

The 2022 California growing season was tumultuous due to extremely hot weather, which created problematic growing conditions that resulted in higher input costs. These factors caused in a strain on retail prices. Despite challenges, Four Star Fruit saw success with their propriety Pristine and Holiday seedless grape varieties in this season’s harvest, according to the release.

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Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

As the company looks towards future growth, it announced an increase in its southern hemisphere volume by 20% for 2023. Four Star Fruit offers conventional and organic grapes in a variety of pack styles, including sustainably packaged options.

The News in Charts is a collection of stories from the industry complemented by charts from Agronometrics to help better tell their story.

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