Table grapes are popular all throughout Australia. Because of this, they are grown across all states in the nation. Due to the labour shortage situation amidst the pandemic, Victorian producers are forced to admit that the upcoming season may be tumultuous due to the weather change and labour shortage. it is crucial to pick these fruits before any major rainfall. Thus, in order to gear up for the unpredictable COVID situation, many farm owners will begin shed packing.
As of June 2020:
Some of the major production areas in Australia are Emerald, St. George, Stanthorpe, Mundubbera, Carnarvon, Ti Tree, and Alice Springs.
Even though there are a number of table grapes variants, the fresh market is flooded with three major varieties. The Menindee and Thompson are the two most common green varieties in Australia. These grapes accounted for 38% of fresh produce for the year ending June
2020. Crimson, Flame and Globe, the main red varieties in Australia. These three varieties accounted for 30% of fresh produce.
Australia is a net exporter of fresh table grapes, with exports growing in recent years. For the year ending June 2020, Australia exported 152,180 tonnes.