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Forecast reduced for California raisin grapes

The California raisin-type variety grape forecast is 1.95 million tons, down 7 percent from the July forecast, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Bunches per vine totaled 32.3 compared to 32.0 recorded in 2009, according to NASS’s objective measurement survey conducted in July.

The acreage of bearing age is 216,000.

The 2010 California raisin type grape crop is shaping up to be an average-sized crop.

Cooler, wetter weather early in the summer has led to some mildew problems. The raisin crop is two weeks plus behind normal.

TAGS: Grapes
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