Fun Facts

  • Consumption of fresh grapes in the U.S. is about 8 pounds per person per year.
  • California's fresh grape industry is made up of approximately 550 farmers.
  • California produces 98% of the fresh grapes grown in the United States.
  • About a third of California's table grapes are exported to over 60 overseas markets.
  • The top five export countries are: Canada, Mexico, China, Central America Region* and Australia .
    * CAR - Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala & Honduras
  • The belief that grapes have healing properties dates back to ancient times, long before scientific research gave grapes disease-fighting credibility. In ancient China, wine was mixed with snakes, frogs and other creatures to cure sickness.
  • If left alone, a grapevine will spread 50 feet or more.

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