Pipeline Varieties

July Open Field Days - Pipeline Varieties

This week, we feature the pipeline varieties that were on show at the July field days.
For our readers who were unable to make it to the July field days, it is our pleasure to keep you updated of the developments in the ARRA™ programme and to show you these promising, upcoming varieties.

Code 9A-3+1

This is a very early variety. Today it is the closest to Early Sweet™ in terms of  harvest time and eating quality. It excels in its creamy color that does not change with time. It is amazing that an early variety with such a short growing cycle can reach such a high level of crunchiness. Its productivity, size and beauty make it the almost perfect early variety to grow.

Pipeline Varieties: 9A-3+1

Code 7A-40+1

This red variety excels in early timing already 3 years in a row, ripening 10 days before flame. It reaches full color naturally. Fertile with a good berry size. In addition to its other advantages, its special taste combining acidity and light Muscat aroma make it the tastiest and earliest variety at this ripening time.

Pipeline Variety: 7A-40+1

Code 8A-19+4 (AKA Jumbo)

After three consecutive years of much acclaim, the variety is in the final stage of evaluation. The variety’s advantages are numerous: berry size, fertility, creamy color with a smooth and shiny skin, does not brown, crack or shatter in cold storage or shipment. The harvest timing is right after ARRA 30 at Thompson time, thus it is an ideal replacement for Thompson.   

Code 79B-44+1

This new variety surprised us all with its beautiful fire color, berry size and elongated shape. It is crunchy and sweet and ripens right after ARRA 29. It gives a good yield and is easy to grow.

Code 83B-21+2

Very early, crunchy, black variety. Ripens together with ARRA 30, elongated, crispy, high yield and full beautiful color.

As such an early black, the fact that its color is full  and complete is an impressive phenomenon in itself. The variety is new in the pipeline and this was its debut performance, we will continue to follow and develop it.

Code 30A-11+3

In the series of reds, this variety ripens third after 7A-40+1 and ARRA 29, ripening right after the ARRA 29 harvest ends. It excels in berry size and impressive yield. Its fertility and ease, in addition to its size and taste, make it a serious candidate for our ARRA red selection. This is the third year of evaluation and the characteristics are constant.

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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.