8 八月 2020

Crop Update: Grapes out of Peru

It is expected to be a fruitful and very promising Peruvian grape season this year, but it’s still early days.

Northern Peru has already started their harvest on Red Globes in Week 27. This is three weeks ahead of when the Piura region started harvest last season. An early start to the season is good news for growers as it allows them to avoid heavy peak periods that create difficulties in processing and packing all of the fruit quickly enough. When these strong peak periods occur, it may impact the condition of the fruit. With the earlier start growers will be able to eliminate the big “crunch“ on their facilities that will allow for a longer, more manageable harvest curve this season.

Diving into exported numbers from last season, here’s a look at what is ahead for the 2020/21 season. It should be noted that these are very early days and we will provide updates continuously as this season develops further.

Last season (2019/2020)

Peru shipped a total of 48,902,542 boxes of table grapes:

  • Red Globes 17mm (million boxes)
  • Greens 16mm
  • Reds 13mm
  • Blacks 2mm

Top varieties shipped (only varieties with more than 1 million boxes shipped):

  • Red Globes 16.6mm
  • Sweet Globes™ 4.5mm
  • Crimson Seedless 4.2mm
  • Sugraone 3.6mm
  • Sweet Celebrations™ 2.2mm
  • Jack’s Salutes™ 1.7mm
  • Timpson™ 1.5mm
  • Allison™ 1.4mm
  • Thompson Seedless 1.3mm
  • Flame Seedless 1.3mm

This season (2020/2021)

During the 2020/21 season, the crop is estimated to be 55mm boxes. Here’s a look at where this increase will be coming from:

  • + 3mm Greens
  • +1mm Reds
  • + 1-2mm Red Globes from Piura
  • Black volumes expected to be similar to last season

Red Globes availability (peaks and projections) 

North of Peru (Piura – Lambayeque – La Libertad)

  • Availability from harvest week 27 to harvest week 2
  • Peaks of harvest should be during harvest weeks 43 to 50
  • Red Globes Volume 2019/2020 – 7mm boxes
  • Red Globe Volume 2020/2021 – 8 to 9mm boxes

South Central of Peru (Ica)

  • Availability from harvest week 51 to harvest week 9
  • Peaks of harvest should be during harvest weeks 1 to 5
  • Red Globes Volume 2019/2020 – 9mm boxes
  • Red Globes Volume 2020/2021 – 9mm boxes

South of Peru (Arequipa)

  • Availability from harvest week 45 to harvest week 50
  • Peak of harvest should be during harvest weeks 47 to 48
  • Red Globes Volume 2019/2020 – 444k boxes
  • Red Globes Volume 2020/2021 – 500k boxes

Green Seedless availability (peaks and projections) 

North of Peru (Piura – Lambayeque – La Libertad)

  • Availability from harvest week 40 to harvest week 52, starting with Sweet Globes that will be able up to week 52
  • Sweet Globes should be the main Green Seedless harvested during the 2020/21 season
  • Peak of harvest should be during harvest weeks 42 to 48
  • Green Seedless Volumes 2019/2020
      • Sweet Globes™ – 2.3mm
      • Sugraone – 1.6mm
      • Thompson Seedless – 959k
      • Timpson™ – 777k
    • Green Seedless Volumes 2020-2021 – increase out of Piura in about 1 to 1.5mm boxes

South Central of Peru (Ica)

  • Availability from harvest week 46 to harvest week 10, starting with Sweet Globes™ and finishing with AUTUMN CRISP ®
  • Sweet Globes™ and AUTUMN CRISP® should be the main Green Seedless variety during 2020/2021 season
  • Peak of harvest should be during harvest weeks 52 to 4
  • Green Seedless Volumes 2019/2020
      • Sweet Globes™  – 2.1mm
      • SUPERIOR SEEDLESS ® – 1.7mm
      • Timpson™  738k
      • Ivory – 485k
      • AUTUMN CRISP ®– 420k
    • Green Seedless Volume 2020/2021 – increase out of Ica is about 1 to 1.5mm boxes

South of Peru (Arequipa)

  • Not significant volumes of Green Seedless from Arequipa, just a couple of weeks of harvest between weeks 47 to 48
  • Main varieties are Thompson Seedless and Superior
  • Only 400k boxes of Green Seedless harvested during season 2019/2020, no increase expected for this season

Red Seedless availability (peaks and projections) 

North of Peru (Piura – Lambayeque – La Libertad)

  • Availability from harvest week 41 to harvest week 2, starting with Crimson and Allison, then with Sweet Celebrations™ by week 43 and finishing with Scarlotta Seedless starting on week 48
  • Main varieties should be Crimson Seedless, Allisons™, Sweet Celebrations™, Jack’s Salutes™ and Timcos™
  • Peak of harvest should be during weeks 45 to 52
  • Red Seedless Volume 2019/2020
      • Crimson Seedless – 3.1mm
      • Allison™ – 1mm
      • Sweet Celebrations™ – 710k
      • Jack’s Salutes™ – 667k
    • Red Seedless Volume 2020/2021 – increase out of Piura is about 500k boxes

South Central of Peru (Ica)

  • Availability from harvest week 49 to harvest week 10, starting with Sweet Celebrations™, and finishing the majority of the suppliers with Jack Salutes™ that will start harvest week 52.
  • Main varieties should be Sweet Celebrations™, Flame Seedless, Jack’s Salutes™, Crimson Seedless.
  • Peak of harvest should be during weeks 52 to 5.
  • Red Seedless Volume 2019/2020
      • Sweet Celebrations™ – 1.5mm
      • Flame Seedless – 1.3mm
      • Jack’s Salutes™ – 1.1.mm
      • Crimson Seedless – 1mm
    • Red Seedless Volume 2020/2021 – increase out of Ica of about 500k boxes

South of Peru (Arequipa)

  • Not significant volumes of Red Seedless out of Arequipa, but availability should be from harvest week 45 to harvest week 51
  • Main varieties harvested will be Timcos, Crimsons, and Allisons™
  • Only 315k boxes of Red Seedless were harvested and shipped during 2019/2020 season, no increase expected for this season.

Black Seedless availability (peaks and projections) 

 North of Peru (Piura – Lambayeque – La Libertad)

  • Availability from harvest week 42 to harvest week 48, starting with Sweet Enhancements and Midnight Beauty’s, and finishing with Sweet Favors that start in week 47
  • Main variety should be Midnight Beauty’s
  • Main volume will be concentrated in weeks 43 to 44

Volumes expected for season 2020/2021 should be very similar to last season, approximately 1 million boxes

South Central of Peru (Ica)

  • Availability from harvest week 1 to 8
  • Main varieties will be Sweet Favors and Midnight Beauty’s

South of Peru (Arequipa)

  • Availability from harvest week 46 to 48
  • Main variety will be Autumn Royals
  • No increment expected for this season