Vine Fruit Crop Report 15.01.24

Date: 15th January 2024 Category: Latest News
Vine Fruit Crop Report 15.01.24

Orange River Area

The projected yield for the 2024 harvest ranges from 80,000 to 85,000 metric tons. In December and early January, there were instances of rainfall, but the impact was minimal due to low sugar levels at that time.

Although there were reports of hailstorms, the resulting damage has been confined to specific areas. The overall quality of the crop is favourable, prompting producers to commence harvesting early varieties in the second week. The harvest timeline is delayed by a week or more compared to the usual schedule.

Olifants River Area

December exhibited above-average temperatures, leading to an early harvest that is one week ahead of the anticipated schedule. The crop size in this region is projected to be comparable to that of 2023. Favourable weather conditions contributed to excellent crop quality.

In Trawal, the initial currants have already been harvested, displaying vibrant colour and substantial berry size. The varieties Sultana, Merbein, and Selma Pete are showing exceptional promise, both in terms of quality and quantity.

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