This week, the best of the very early ARRA™ selections which will be unveiled at the July ARRA Field Day in California

early ARRA selections

Be the first to see the new generation of winners from the latest early ARRA selections that will be represented for the very first time at the July ARRA Field Days in California. This new generation includes some ground-breaking, red selections which ripen between two to three weeks before Flame Seedless, pictured below at Week 25.

Red Alert!

The new, very early, red series of the early ARRA selections are self-colouring – a truly unique quality for such early selections! In addition, they are fertile, crunchy and sterile, resulting in an unbeatable combination of characteristics.

ARRA 103C-0+3
Ripens 14 days before Flame Seedless

early arra selections
early ARRA selections

ARRA 100C-66+4
Ripens 14 days before Flame Seedless

early ARRA selections
early ARRA selections

ARRA 100C-20+2 
Ripens 14 days before Flame Seedless

early ARRA selections
early ARRA selections

Ten days later in comparison – Flame Seedless at Week 26

White and Early

These new, early selections have the excellent characteristics of crunchiness, sweetness and sterility. Some selections ripen seven days and some ripen twenty-one days before Early Sweet™. As an added bonus, some of the clones are blessed with a wonderful Muscat flavour.

ARRA 104C-9+1
Ripens 7 days before Early Sweet

early ARRA selections
early ARRA selections


ARRA 104C-0+1
Ripens 21 days before Early Sweet

early ARRA selections
early ARRA selections

Ten days later in comparison – Early Sweet at Week 26

It’s the Final Countdown

The finish line is in sight; after years of evaluation, the following black, red and white selections have reached the last stages of assessment.

ARRA 83B-15+8
Ripens with Early Sweet

Great colour, timing and fertility, together with amazing eating quality, berry size and shape make this unique selection very appealing for the early grape grower.

ARRA 7A-40+1
Ripens 14 days before Flame Seedless

ARRA 9A-3+1
Ripens with Early Sweet

In the course of creating an Early Sweet replacement, the ARRA 9A-3+1 is the best alternative to date, due to its creamy colour and great eating quality with its sweet, crispy flavour. This selection has fertile and loose bunches with no shot berries and extremely good shelf life and vine holding.

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(Left to right) Garth Swinburn, Sun World Innovations' VP of Licensing, Andy Higgins, CEO of IFG, Duncan McIntyre, MD of SNFL and Grapa Varieties' CEO, Rafi Karniel

On June 6th, the establishment of the Breeders Alliance Company Ltd. was announced at the Global Grape Summit in London. The primary aim of the Alliance, jointly founded by Grapa Varieties, IFG, SNFL and Sun World Innovations, is to prevent illegal plantings of licensed fruit varieties. As Grapa CEO, Rafi Karniel explains, “Four of the world’s top fruit breeders will cooperate in stopping ongoing attempts to appropriate proprietary plant material and infringement of Intellectual Property Rights”.
As well as protecting the breeders’ rights, the Alliance will, in turn, protect the interests of licensed growers who pay royalties for their licensed fruit varieties.

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