Chile’s ARRA Harvest:
ARRA Passion Fire and ARRA Sweeties Spark Excitement

In our last edition we shared with you development from regions III and IV, and now we move on to the Valparaíso region. Here, the ARRA grapevines have exhibited excellent development from bud-break onwards, showcasing vigorous growth, a robust canopy, substantial berry caliber, and high yield.

Despite a cooler spring leading to a delay of 7-10 days in the start of harvest, the subsequent dry and low-humidity summer has fostered the production of healthy fruits that have successfully completed their growth cycle.

This favorable condition instills hope among producers for a more prosperous season compared to previous ones, which were marked by challenging productivity and marketing conditions. The harvest is beginning with the first volumes of ARRA Passion Fire™ . However, don’t just take our word for it; let’s hear directly from the ARRA producers.

ARRA Producers tell us about their experience

Francisco Molina, Field Manager of Inversiones del Pacífico, DOLE Plaza Vieja farm shared,  “We began the harvest very happy with ARRA Passion Fire™. The work invested by our team in both load management and berry count, allows us to see fruit in very good condition and quality today. We hope to meet our productive and commercial expectations during this 2023-2024 season.”

Mr. Rodrigo Cordero Vega, Owner of El Tellino farms expressed, “We are very happy with the results we have had with our ARRA Passion Fire. We are close to starting the harvest and we have high hopes of having an excellent season.”

Raúl Gómez, Field Manager Agrofruta Limitada, La Colonia Farm expresses his excitement, saying, “The ARRA Sweeties™ variety is incredible. We are very happy with what we see hanging in the grapavine today, we are two weeks aways from starting the harvest.”

Carlos Rosende, Sociedad Agrícola Beylik Owner of the farm and partner of Exporter Fruta Austral proudly reports, “We are happy with the result of our ARRA Sweeties grapes. It is evident that our work along with the good advice received, lead to great fruit.”

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ARRA Cherry Crush™

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.”

ARRA Fire Crunch™

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.

ARRA Passion Fire™

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.”

ARRA Fire Kiss™

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.