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Cyprus is one of the most important production centres of both table grapes and those intended for the production of wine. It is the main source of supply of those fruit for Europe in the Summer season.
Table grapes are grown along the coast and on the lower mountain slopes, in the area spreading from Limassol to Pafos region. The time of fruit maturing varies depending on the region, which allows extension of the season. Production of table grapes constitutes approx. 20% of the whole harvest.
Before the fruit reach other sectors, among others, for export, there is the inspection in order to verify the level of fruit maturity, measured with the sugar content and colour of grapes. Most harvests are transported by sea by means of fast reefers, whereas the early species are transported by air at the beginning of the season.
For years, the largest recipient (approx. 60%) of the Cypriot grapes has been Great Britain, getting ahead of Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Finland and Norway.
Main species: Sultana, Thompson, Cardinal, Superior, Perlette, Gold, Verico