In this edition, we continue our reporting on the current season in the northern hemisphere and this week we feature the harvests in Morocco and Mexico. In addition, don’t miss the dates for the virtual ARRA field days.
Next year will be the first year of commercialization of the ARRA varieties at Delassus. At present, the ARRA Sugar Drop™ and ARRA Passion Fire™ are still under evaluation in their trial blocks. Mohamed Nafide, Director of Production at Delassus reports, “Looking at ARRA varieties, the results on the test blocks are encouraging and the new plantation of ARRA Passion Fire is going well in Taroudant and Marrakech.”
The second year of production is the challenging year when the grower is loading the vines in order to keep the balance between high production and high quality. As can be seen in the picture below, there is no doubt that Miloud succeeded very well in keeping the balance and to produce outstanding quality ARRA 15.
Les Vergers du Soleil’s ARRA Sugar Drop can easily be marked as showing the characteristics of this variety at their best in terms of quantity, quality and berry shape. There is no doubt that Rafe Shabaily, Managing Director of Les Vergers du Soleil, brought out the best in ARRA Sugar Drop.
Videxport is the largest Mexican exporter of the Giumarra companies with excellent relationships between the Giumarra and Corsaro families for many years. Videxport’s Director of Production, Victor Romero has improved the grapes’ quality with hard work and perseverance and has brought the varieties to perfection.
Victor describes the ARRA 30 as follows, “Synonymous of high yields and best eating grape in the world.”
Victor says of this beautiful variety, “The size and the incredible colour, together with the flavour, make it unique.”
Pablo Borquez, President of Campos Borquez, summarizes the season so far, ” We have already finished our Early Sweet harvest where we produced over 400,000 boxes (18lbs) all exported to the United States, with excellent results. We have already started the harvest of ARRA 30 and ARRA 29, so far so good.”
Ripening early, with compact bunches and uniform berry size, Campos Borquez’s ARRA Passion Fire achieved a stunning, shining, red colour which easily beat the colour of Flame Seedless.
Over the last few years, the Campos Borquez technical team has produced great commercial Early Sweet crops that are superior to Perlette and have succeeded to establish the variety as the best early white grape coming out of Mexico.
We are delighted to share with you the dates of the virtual ARRA field days which will take place as follows:
Early virtual field days – 29-30 July
Main virtual field days – 31 August, 1st September
For more information, please contact: email@example.com
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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.