(Dec. 22) The season’s first shipment of Chilean winter fruit arrived at the Port of Wilmington, Del., Dec. 19.

According to a news release, shipments should continue until April, and will consist mostly of table grapes, along with plums, nectarines, apricots, peaches, cherries, kiwifruit and other deciduous fruit.

The port expects to have 29 ship calls from the Chilean ports of Valparaiso, Coquimbo and Caldera.

Wilmington is the nation’s leading marine terminal for imports of perishable cargoes and is a major port of entry and distribution center for Chilean fruit, the release said.