This week, a look at Grapa over four continents

Grapa in Shanghai

Rafi and Nomi were delighted to attend for Grapa at the Fruit Logistica exhibition in China, the world’s largest producer of table grapes, which produced around 11 million metric tons of table grapes in 2017.

Grapa at Fruit Logistica Shanghai

The growers raised the learning curve of the previous season, asking for specific advice and guidance for the coming season. The Grapa and AVI teams expanded the growers’ know-how with the latest updated culture practices to ensure the growers’ performance in the coming season.

The exhibition provided a good opportunity for Grapa to meet up with colleagues and friends, some of whom were exhibiting; Fruit Master and Perfection Fresh from Australia, Daltex from Egypt, Dan Per from Peru and R.K. Growers from Italy who graciously hosted us at their stand. In addition, it was a great chance to meet with many other interested parties from around the world



After last year’s experience, the skilled growers in Egypt reached the right conclusions, optimizing the combination of the variety’s abilities with Egypt’s special growing conditions. The desert heat with added effect of the plastic covers (that are in place to protect from the Sahara dust and sand storms.) lead to an earlier ripening which is ideal for the Egyptian growers.
The ARRA 29 grew and ripened to a berry size of 20-21 cm., without additional Gibb, and with some color enhancement in the farm who’s lovely red bunches are depicted in these photos.


ARRA 30 is currently in veraison, about 3 weeks before harvest it is advancing steadily and well towards its full size. The ARRA 30 will be harvested right after the end of the Early Sweet season. This ensures the growers have constant and continuous produce for export with a long and steady presence of early, beautiful and sweet white grapes for the market.  


Last week the Jupiter teams and growers visited the ARRA vineyards in Kavala and found young, 1 year old vigorous fields with prospects of semi commercial yield. It is clear that the ARRA growers in Kavala depict excellent cultivation practices, as can be seen in this short film. 

One year old ARRA vineyard in Greece.


This year’s pleasant and stable weather has greatly benefited the grapes and the ARRA varieties are looking very promising. Don’t miss the video showing the popular code 8A-19+4, AKA Jumbo, showing off its uniqueness and beauty. 

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ARRA Cherry Crush™

The Crush Everyone’s talking about!

Tony Calvillo, Vice President of International Business Development, Dayka & Hackett LLC, shared: “Today, we visited the ARRA Cherry Crush—a grape variety that exceeds the expectations of growers, consumers, and retailers alike. We are thrilled to witness its remarkable potential. Boasting an alluring cherry colour, impressive size, abundant production, and a perfect balance of taste and crunch, ARRA Cherry Crush creates a mutually beneficial scenario for discerning producers, consumers, and retailers.”

ARRA Fire Crunch™

Igniting the senses

Just in time for the festive season, the inaugural batch of ARRA Fire Crunch™ made its way from Peru to the USA. Karl Conrads, founder, CEO of Grapasa accompanied the first year vines from budbreak all the way to Walmart facilities in Los Angeles.

Don’t miss the footage, showing this landmark arrival, now the sky’s the limit.

ARRA Passion Fire™

Sharing the passion – Right now in Southern Africa:

“It’s a great, beautiful grape, we are having a great time packing it.” shares Gabriel Viljoen of G.P. Viljoen Farming

We’ve heard other growers excited about this year’s performance.

“The ARRA Passion Fire was probably the most beautiful red grapes around on our farms.”

ARRA Fire Kiss™

Start the season with a Kiss

This year, attendees got a firsthand look at ARRA Fire Kiss™ in Egypt. What stood out was how distinctly different it was from the Flame, leaving no doubt that it is the perfect Flame replacement.