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End of season for grapes from Moldova: Record of exported quantity

"The table grape export season for Moldova has come to a close with a record-breaking year. The country managed to export over 84,000 tons of grapes from the 2023 harvest, a significant increase compared to the 57,000 tons exported in the previous season.

This impressive result can be attributed to both favorable weather conditions and recent investments in grape production and post-harvest infrastructure. The European market share for Moldovan grapes jumped from 35% in the previous season to a remarkable 50% this year.

Moldovan grapes found their way not only to wholesale markets but also onto supermarket shelves in various EU countries, including Romania, Poland, Croatia, and Latvia. Exports to the Netherlands, Germany, and Great Britain also increased, and Moldova even made its first ever grape exports to Sweden.

Interestingly, 80% of the exported grapes belonged to the 'Moldova' variety. The Moldovan table grape sector has seen significant growth in recent years. Grape exports have doubled in the last decade, with Moldova exporting just 37,000 tons in 2013. This success can be partly attributed to the adoption of modern viticulture techniques. Moldovan producers are increasingly utilizing intensive vine training systems like tendone/pergola and gable systems, leading to higher yields and improved grape quality. Over the past few years, more than 800 hectares of these types of vineyards have been established.

These intensive plantations boast yields four times higher than traditional vineyards, while also producing superior quality grapes. In fact, a staggering 98% of grapes harvested from these modern plantations can be classified as Class I or Extra. The most popular varieties grown on tendone/pergola systems in Moldova include Moldova, Jupiter, and Muscat de Hambourg (Black Muscat)."

For more information:
Alexandra Bicu
Moldova Fruct
Tel/Whatsapp: +373 68 355 770
Email: [email protected]

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