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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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.”
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.
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.”
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.