- Dec 29, 2017 -
India’s largest grape producer, Nashik, has begun exports of its early
harvest products. As of 21st December, 106 containers (approximately
1,600 tons) had been exported to Russia, Dubai, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Exports to the EU markets will begin in January and continue till April
10. Nashik’s grapes appeal to European consumers due to their blend of
medium brix content, berry size and colour. The European palate prefers
round berries with medium sweetness, whereas Southeast Asian countries,
including India, prefer the elongated sweet berry. Harvest is reported
to be good and prospects for exports are favourable. Despite the slight
chill, it was not enough to affect the crop.