Following the success of the August’s ARRA™ Open Field Days, in this edition we take a closer look at the upcoming varieties that were presented in Bakersfield. The field days focused on two new lines; a line of mid – late varieties and the Muscat line.

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The mid – late varieties have a strong characteristic ‘fire’ red color, elongated berry and a consistently high yield.

Code 17A-14+2; Very fertile, naturally red without ethereal. The full vivid color and elongated berry shape give it a most attractive appeal.
Code 17A-14+2; Very fertile, naturally red without ethereal. The full vivid color and elongated berry shape give it a most attractive appeal.
Code 95B-59+6; Outstanding in its eating quality, with a bold ‘fire’ red color and delicate skin.
Code 95B-59+6; Outstanding in its eating quality, with a bold ‘fire’ red color and delicate skin.
Code 94B-35+4; A striking red, elongated berry. Its exceptional acid-sugar ratio, together with its attractive shape turns this into a candidate for promotion to the ARRA family.
Code 94B-35+4; A striking red, elongated berry. Its exceptional acid-sugar ratio, together with its attractive shape turns this into a candidate for promotion to the ARRA family.

In the best possible taste: Muscat Varieties

The Muscat line; Here we presented white and red varieties with the classic Muscat flavour, which received warm praise from the field day visitors.

Code 14A-41+4; Giumarra Vineyards have started commercial plantation of this beautiful white muscat.
Code 14A-41+4; Giumarra Vineyards have started commercial plantation of this beautiful white muscat.
Code 93B-53+7; another white muscat that ‘debuted’ this year. It is planted semi-commercially and attracted much attention due to its great yield, color and flavor
Code 93B-53+7; another white muscat that ‘debuted’ this year. It is planted semi-commercially and attracted much attention due to its great yield, color and flavor

New arrivals – the latest generation of Muscats

Go big!

In addition to the lines of mid – late varieties and Muscats, also presented were varieties that are about to be launched including Code 8A-19+4 whose nickname ‘Jumbo’, matches this year’s results.
The improvements in this code’s growing protocol led to impressive results which attracted much attention. At present, this variety is being grown semi-commercially in California and Brazil.

Code 8A-19+4 is a great alternative to Thompson. It ripens together with Thompson which is calling out to be replaced.
Code 8A-19+4 is a great alternative to Thompson. It ripens together with Thompson which is calling out to be replaced.

Looks good enough to eat

Code 28-84+2; This beautiful red muscat is already planted semi-commercially in California and this year showed very positive results, paving its way to next year’s launch.

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