On the week of November 9, the ever-growing Grapa Brazil team held the seventh annual field day, in Petrolina, to showcase the stunning ARRA in Brazil. Throughout the three days, the event drew more than 300 producers, technical managers, and this year with a new focal audience: key local and global table grape trading companies.
The Grapa Brazil team was reinforced by Uzi Yaron, Grapa’s R&D Director, Karl Conrads Grapasa’s CEO, and Carlo Lingua, AVI/RK Growers CEO. They were each able to share with producers in Brazil their experiences with ARRA™ Varieties in their territories. Karl shared his experience from Chile and Peru, while Carlo provided valuable insights from a marketing perspective. Their expertise and insights set a broader global outlook.
The tour of the varieties was led by Augusto Prado, President of Grapa Brazil and table grape consultant in the region, as well as by Amanda Rodrigues, Technical Manager of Grapa Brazil, in charge of the trial blocks of the ARRA varieties in Brazil. With their unique viewpoints on the ARRA programme, they both shared information and experiences in the rows as well as during the tasting.
Although the ARRA Field Days’ focal point was on the mesmerizing ARRA Cherry Crush™, this was also a stage for the immense potential of the newest flavour varieties from the ARRA breeding programme. Attendees were amazed by what the future holds for the grape industry.
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.