on the block!
As the industry leaders of table grape production in
Greece, we are constantly expanding our new variety
portfolio, and to do so we plant test blocks to see how
they react in specific conditions.
Our pioneering test block in Greece is around 0.2
hectares and has been planted with five very new
ARRA varieties. Produced from the Grapa breeding
programme, these new grape varieties have improved
characteristics when compared to the more traditional
grapes found in the region.
A few of the advantages of these new grapes on the
block include better shelf-life and longer cold-storage
ability, a greater yield, more resistance to rain and an
improved taste and appearance.
Our Senior Procurement Manager Dimitris says: “This
year our grapes are growing very well and we are
expecting even better quality than the previous
seasons. The new varieties that we are testing are very
promising and we’re excited to see how they respond
and grow in the optimum conditions of Greece.”
Amazing ARRA 15 in
There was huge news in June as the
first commercial harvest of our
Indian grown ARRA 15 (ARRA
Sweeties ™) took place. Grown with
great care in the Nashik region of
India, the 20mm plus berries had
an excellent brix level of around
18% and a first rate sugar-acid
JULY 2020 08