Western Australian growers have embraced ARRA 15
The great success of the ARRA™ varieties in Western Australia can be attributed to the remarkable efforts of Romeo’s Best General Manager, Stephen Dever who has spent the last three years learning the landscape, the climate, the conditions and mainly, the growers of Carnarvon, Western Australia, who undertook this year’s plantings and this year’s harvesting. We are seeing a combination of second and first year production.
Joe & Marie Leca Farms W.A.
The ARRA 15 (branded as ARRA Sweeties™) looks very promising. Following the protocol, Oscar Leca believes everything is on track. As Oscar relates, “The California field trip this year really opened up my eyes to the potential for my farm, growing to the protocols is the key!”
A & MF Paulino Family W.A.
In its second year of production, the ARRA 15 looks as good as last year’s and holds great promise for the future. Frank and Carlos Paulino are extremely happy with the variety and its yield. Carlos says, “We’re still learning, but we love it!”
The success of the ARRA 15 in the diverse climate of the Australian continent proves once again that the ARRA protocols can be successfully adapted to any growing environment worldwide.
Full of Eastern Promise in Queensland
Romeo’s Best operation in Emerald, Queensland
Romeo’s Best new site manager, Douw van de Merwe and head of growing, Lindsay Romeo are extremely impressed with the yields and quality of the fruit. Romeo’s believe that ARRA 15 definitely has a place in the Emerald harvest window.
J & A Staier Farm, Queensland E.A.
The new rising ARRA star in Australia, the ARRA 29 in its first year of production exceeds all expectations. It appears that the adaptation of the variety to the Australian environment is faster than we predicted.
ARRA 30: John Staier decided to grow his first crop of ARRA 30 naturally without any Gibb protocol, resulting in very pretty chubby berries, not exactly the elongated shape we know from the worldwide plantation. It will be very interesting to see the crop at harvest.
At Grapa, we are always following the exciting developments in Australia and this week, we would like to thank the ARRA growers in Carnarvon and Emerald for their supreme efforts and support of the ARRA programme in Australia.
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