Last week, in WEEK 30, we began harvesting our Thompson Seedless grape in Crete.

The traditional Thompson variety is a crisp, white grape that has been the mainstay of the seedless grape industry for many years. 

Head of Grapes for Jupiter Group Damian Sutherland, reports: 

Thompson Seedless is a real staple to kick off our Greek grape season each year before moving on to our exciting ARRA™ varieties in a few short weeks. It has been fantastic to see the development of the Thompson over the last few months and the harvest is looking great.” 

Looking ahead to mainland Greece  

Our new variety table grapes are scheduled to start harvesting around WEEK 36 in northern Greece. 

Our popular ARRA Sweeties™ (ARRA 15) are now fully formed berries and are developing well as their size continues to increase in the Kavala and Katerini regions alongside the smaller commercial volume of ARRA Sugar Drop™ (ARRA 30). 

The green seedless grapes grow concurrently with fellow new variety grapes ARRA Passion Fire™ (ARRA 29) a crisp pink-red grape, and ARRA Passion Glow™ (ARRA 19) a sweet berry with brix of around 19%.   

The Greek ARRA™ season comes to an end with the ARRA Mystic Dream™ (ARRA 32), the noted large berried black seedless variety harvested from mid-September through to mid-November. 

Our IFG grape varieties continue to develop well too with Jack’s Salute™, Sweet Celebration™ and Sweet Globe™ available from around WEEK 42 onwards. 

The Jupiter Group is an award-winning fresh produce grower with a simple mission – to be the most transparent brand in fresh produce. With a year-round supply and innovative new variety development, Jupiter is hailed as one of the world’s leading fresh produce companies Beyond their speciality in growing grape and citrus, Jupiter’s expertise also covers avocado, pineapple and kiwi in all formats and sizes across retail, wholesale, and food service businesses globally. Jupiter Group are different because they have digitised their supply chain and control a true seed to shelf process. The result? A consistent, transparent, trusted and traceable supply. On Jupiter’s own farms and those of their growing partners, the way they do business has British standards, global cultural heritage and unrivalled entrepreneurial spirit. They have ranked consecutively for three years in the prestigious The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 for International Growth, most recently at number 17.
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