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Consumers looking for consistency and quality. The importance of post-harvest technology. How COVID affected the movement of grapes.

These are a few themes that emerged during Friday’s virtual Grape Quality Summit hosted by Hazel Technologies, Inc.

Changes in grape growing first touched on by Garland Perkins, senior manager for insights and innovation at Oppy. Perkins noted that the industry has seen a significant transition to new varieties bred for taste and size. “But some new varieties suffer from dry stems so that’s where our partnership with Hazel has really come into play. Because there is such demand for these varieties,” she said.

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