As the industry leaders of table grape production in Greece, we are continually expanding our new variety portfolio.
To see how each variety reacts to specific conditions, we plant test blocks that are cultivated by our expert on farm team.
Our pioneering test block in Kavala, Greece is around 0.2 hectares and has been planted with five innovative 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.
The advantage of new varieties…
Always looking for ways to improve on our offering, we’re delighted to see success when trialling new variety grapes.
A few of the benefits of these new grapes on the block include a greater yield, improved shelf-life, longer cold-storage ability, greater rain resistance and an even better taste and appearance.
Our Senior Procurement Manager Dimitris says:
“It has been fantastic to see the development of these exceptional new varieties over the last year or so. I am very impressed with their growth and for the close attention that has been paid by our on-farm team. We were excited to see how these new variety table grapes adapted to the conditions in Greece and we are not disappointed”.
Head of grapes Damian adds:
“The developments on farm this year are first rate and we are expecting even better results than our previous seasons. With our exclusive ARRA varieties and superb quality traditional table grapes, we’re excited for the 2021/22 season ahead.”
Exciting season in Greece…
Keep an eye on our news area for further updates on our Greek table grapes.
As the season starts we’ll be providing the latest information on our other available varieties such as ARRA 15 (ARRA Sweeties™), ARRA 19 (ARRA ARRA Passion Glow™) ARRA 32 (ARRA Mystic Dream™), Sweet Globe™, Sugar Crisp™ and Jack Salute™ as well as our traditional grapes too.