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Greek grape GREEK GRAPES Our much anticipated Greek season of grapes started this month and runs until December, around week 50. Alongside the more traditional varieties, our sought after Jupiter exclusive ARRA™ varieties and Maylen® continue their fantastic development in our vineyards located in the north of the country. Pick of the bunch… ARRA 15 (ARRA Sweeties™) Known for their elongated berries, crunchy eating quality and first rate shelf life, ARRA 15 are also bursting with sweet flavour. The vines look extremely healthy and have benefitted from the recent optimal weather conditions. ARRA 19 (ARRA Passion Glow™) This red seedless variety has a clean, crisp appearance and an alluring cherry red colouration. The ‘increased sugar accumulation’ provides a natural and sweet taste when eaten too. ARRA 32 (Mystic Dream™) This juicy grape thrives in the north of Greece and is showing outstanding growth. A sought after black variety, the ARRA 32 has XL berries with a sweet and succulent eating quality. Our team in Greece have recently planted new ARRA 32 seedlings and thanks to the ideal growing conditions, the first commercial crop could be available as soon as October 2021. Maylen® Our other fantastic black variety, Maylen is developing well. When harvested we can expect berries of around 20-21mm in size with a great sugar-acid balance which equates to an average brix of 20- 21%. 07 JULY 2020