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drought impact SA table grape crop

Cape Town – SA’s table grape crop is expected to be between 1% and 4% lower than the actual 2014/15 exported crop size, according to The South African Table Grape Industry (Sati).

Its updated estimate for all South African table grape growing regions indicates the total crop estimate between 56.8 and 58.7 million cartons, which is approximately 7% lower than its first estimate.

Sati confirmed on Thursday that it expects a reduced crop size in the Orange River Valley. It also expects reduced crop sizes at projects in the Olifants River, Berg River and Hex River regions.

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