Region’s growers get great grapes for season
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.
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