Voices | OVERHEARD Oct 6, 2018

Grape expectations

"Whenever I walk through a supermarket at this time of year, I really have to fight the urge to pluck a grape off the bunches on display and pop it in my mouth."

Japanese grapes from Ishikawa fetch ¥1.10 million

Business Jul 10, 2018

Japanese grapes from Ishikawa fetch ¥1.10 million

A bunch of premium table grapes fetched ¥1.10 million Tuesday in the first auction of the season at a Kanazawa wholesale market, slightly lower than the record ¥1.11 million registered last year. It is customary in Japan for bidders to buy the first crop of ...

Yamanashi grape crop resilient after snow

National Apr 16, 2014

Yamanashi grape crop resilient after snow

Grape growers in the city of Yamanashi, hit hard by record snowfalls in February, harvested the year's first crop of Delaware grapes Wednesday. The farmers, located in the nation's biggest grape-producing prefecture of Yamanashi, plan to deliver the freshly harvested Delaware grapes mainly to the ...