Peruvian table grape exports for the 2022-23 season are predicted to increase by 11 percent to 71.5 million boxes equivalent to 8.2 kilograms each, according to Provid, the country’s table grape export association.
Besides volume increase, Peru has expanded its production season, which begins with the Red Globe in June and ends in March, covering almost the entire year. In Piura the seedless grapes start in September, following along the Peruvian coast until March in Ica, culminating with the second harvest in Piura in April.
Peru exported 64 million boxes of table grapes in the 2021-22 season, an increase of 13 percent compared to the 57 million boxes sent during previous season.
White seedless accounted for 42 percent of exports in 2021-22, up 37 percent from the previous season, followed by Red seedless (28 percent, +14 percent), as well as Red Globe (25 percent, -7percent) and Black seedless (3 percent, -20 percent).