Initial estimates from the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association Europe point to the table grape crop in the northern production areas of the country looking fairly promising in both volume and quality, despite a later harvest which in some cases is a fortnight behind last year. Harvesting of Perlette in the Copiapo Valley will begin this week followed by Thompson in the beginning of December. Export timings from the Orvalle where Flame Seedless will be picked from around December 15, followed by Thompson Seedless in the New Year, should mean that the overlap with the consecutive San Felipe crop will be avoided. Last year damaging congestion affected sales in both Europe and the US. {{FRESH PRODUCE }}