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Tip of the Iceberg Podcast — John Pandol on grapes, travel, retail

Episode 7 of the Tip of the Iceberg Podcast, brought to you by The Packer and PMG, features an interview with industry veteran John Pandol, director of special projects for Delano, Calif.-based Pandol Bros.

Sunrays brand to extend to table grapes this winter

Jac. Vandenberg Inc., Tarrytown, N.Y., will be marketing grapes under the Sunrays brand this winter and launching a new website for the brand.

Wild Flower Vineyards starts California grapes

Wild Flower Vineyards, Bakersfield, Calif., will start harvesting the California crop on July 13.

Divine Flavor shipping late-season Mexican grapes

Divine Flavor, Nogales, Ariz., is winding down its Mexican table grape program for the season, but the company plans to have grapes through the third week of July.

Sun World enforces proprietary grape rights in Australia

Sun World International LLC, Palm Desert, Calif., has reached a settlement with one of its licensed growers in Australian in a dispute involving Sun World’s proprietary grape varieties.

IFG grapes and their whimsical names: Bepob, Quip, Rugby

International Fruit Genetics, Bakersfield, Calif., is adding six grape varieties with unique flavors and shapes to its lineup.

Citrus, grapes, berries lead fruit COVID-19 losses in California

California farms, ranches and agricultural business will lose between $5.9 billion and $8.6 billion in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study commissioned by ag groups.

New grape varieties enhance retail sales

Table grapes are available year-round, thanks to offshore export programs, but they seem to be associated more with the warm, summer months and outdoor eating occasions.

Coachella Valley grapes off to late start

Good-quality table grapes are coming out of California’s Coachella Valley after a “really late” start this season.

Good quality seen as California grapes kick off

California table grapes already are shipping out of the Coachella Valley, and grower-shippers expect good-quality fruit to kick off in the San Joaquin Valley to the north sometime in July.