Fresh table grapes from Mexico should start crossing the Mexican-U.S. border
at Nogales, AZ within the next couple of weeks. Initial volume will be light, but will increase quickly. Beginning in early May there should be around 2.5 million cartons of grapes crossing the border weekly for distribution throughout the United States and Canada. This volume should continue until around the middle of June. From there it will start a seasonal decline with crossings ending in early July. In total, there should be around 15.5 to 16 million cartons of Mexican grapes cross the border.
As grape crossings increase, many of the spring vegetables from Mexico are decreasing.
Mexican veggies at Nogales – grossing about $2400 to Chicago.