Re­gion’s grow­ers get great grapes for sea­son

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL UPDATE -

MUN­DUB­BERA grape pro­duc­ers are tak­ing ad­van­tage of the great weather ex­pe­ri­enced in the past week to be­gin their har­vests.

Chris and Sue Al­lan were the first to send flame seed­less grapes to con­sumers and this week Mike and Chenelle Al­lan be­gan to pick their crop.

“The weather has been kind so far. We dodged the storms last week thank­fully and this week is hot and clear so we’re hop­ing that our other blocks of flame will ripen and we’ll be able to do the first colour pick,” Sue Al­lan said.

“Most blocks will be picked two to three times over a pe­riod of two weeks.

Grape Ex­change farms in Mun­dub­bera will be­gin har­vest­ing soon.

In Mun­dub­bera, white seed­less grapes will ripen early next month and by mid-De­cem­ber the mid­night beauty will be ready to har­vest fol­lowed by the black mus­cat near Christ­mas. While the Mun­dub­bera grape har­vest will fin­ish early in the new year the sea­son for fresh grapes in Aus­tralia runs for about six months.

It starts in Novem­ber, peaks in Fe­bru­ary and March and closes in May.

For in­for­ma­tion, com­pe­ti­tions and pro­mo­tions go to sharey­our­sum­

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