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Welcome to the California Table Grape Commission

 

Setting a new record crop value at $1.85 billion in 2016, California’s table grape growers harvested their fourth largest crop ever, sending over 110 million boxes of grapes to consumers worldwide.

  • There are approximately 450 table grape farming operations in California.
  • California produces 99% of the table grapes grown in the United States.
  • Per capita consumption of table grapes in the U.S. is more than 8 pounds per person and 36% of the crop is exported to more than 55 export markets.
  • Grapes from California are available May through January.
  • Coachella Valley and San Joaquin Valley are the table grape growing regions in California.

Use the navigation sections at the left to learn more about California grapes and the commission.  Have questions?  Send an email to info@grapesfromcalifornia.com or call 559.447.8350.

A Note to Editors on Art and Recipes

The California Table Grape Commission has an extensive library of photography, recipes and other support materials that can assist editors and reporters writing for general news, food, science, lifestyle, specific trade audiences or social media needs.

Email the commission at info@grapesfromcalifornia.com to ask about any of these resources or other information relating to California table grapes that might be helpful to your research.

We hope you find these resources useful and look forward to your comments so we can continually improve your access to grape-related information.

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ABOUT California TABLE GRAPES

Californians have been cultivating grapes for more than two centuries. Today, 99 percent of U.S. table grapes are produced in California's warm, dry climate that is ideal for grape growing. With more than 85 grape varieties grown, California grapes come in three colors—green, red and black—and are in season from May through January.