The ARRA™ world never stops turning: This week, updates from Fruit Master Australia; a chance to see the harvests of Fruit Master growers’ Arthur Tsanakaliotis’ impressive second-year production of ARRA 15 (ARRA Sweeties™) and Nick Mammone’s ARRA 28 (ARRA Passion Punch™), both situated in the Mildura region in Victoria, Australia.
Seeing is Believing
Arthur did a great job with the application of gibberellic acid at bunch stretching at the beginning of the season. At fruit set he trimmed the bunches short as advised by Alysson Vieira, Fruit Master agronomist and the utilization of Grapa`s protocol orientation. As a result, the bunches are loose with long shoulders.
Due to the large number of bunches per vine, the bunches ripened unevenly and Arthur has done a differentiated and important job selectively harvesting the bunches with higher ºBrix.
ARRA 28 (ARRA Passion Punch™)
Precision Vineyards owner, Nick Mammone, used a low volume of Gibb as sizer and did not use any colour enhancer as advised by Alysson Vieira to achieve this excellent crop. As well as ARRA 28, Nick also has plantations of ARRA 15 and ARRA 29 at Precision Vineyards.
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