California grapes were among the commodities promoted by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on a recent visit to China.

Schwarzenegger promotes grapes in China

Courtesy California Table Grape Commission

Calif. governor Arnold Schwarzenegger promoted grapes on a recent trade mission to China.

Schwarzenegger was promoting the California Grown program on the trade mission, according to a news release from the Fresno-based California Table Grape Commission.

In 2009, only Canada imported more California grapes than China, according to the commission. About 4.2 million 19-pound boxes were shipped to China that year.

According to the commission, a survey has shown that Chinese consumers prefer California grapes to those grown anywhere else, including China.