The cultivation of the domesticated grape began 6,000–8,000 years ago in the Near East.Yeast, one of the earliest domesticated microorganisms, occurs naturally on the skins of grapes, leading to the innovation of alcoholic drinks such as wine. The earliest archeological evidence for a dominant position of wine-making in human culture dates from 8,000 years ago in Georgia.

Grapes are a type of fruit that grow in clusters of 15 to 300, and can be crimson, black, dark blue, yellow, green, orange, and pink. "White" grapes are actually green in color, and are evolutionarily derived from the purple grape. Mutations in two regulatory genes of white grapes turn off production of anthocyanins, which are responsible for the color of purple grapes. The table given below shows the major grape producing countries in the world. Figures are for the year 2012.

Country Production in Million Tonnes Rank
China 9.6 1
USA 6.66 2
New Zealand 0.38 3
Italy 5.81 4
France 5.33 5
Spain 5.23 6

Grape specification

White Seedless – Thompson

Berry Size - 16mm to 18mm

Bunch weight - 500 to 600 grams

Packaging details

For packaging grapes, corrugated cartons are used -

Packaging is done in 5 kg boxes

10 bunches X 500 grams in one box

2400 no. of 5 Kg boxes can be transpored in a 40 foot high cubic container.