Jupiter’s new variety grape ARRA 15 (ARRA Sweeties™) will soon be harvesting from our farms near Santiago, Chile.
Strong shipping performance
The shipping performance and long-shelf life of this tasty white variety is something that our Farm Manager in Chile, Cristian really appreciates.
Cristian says, “this is one of the best white seedless varieties and can easily reach large sizes. It comes equipped with a good taste and flavour that has a perfectly balanced sugar-acid ratio. The hard skin makes for a really crunchy eating quality with a meaty inside; they’re easily able to withstand potential long journeys from source to destination.”
The elongated berries of the ARRA 15 benefit from the ‘ideal bunch shape’ with an ‘incomparable rain resistance’.
On the natural adaptability of the grape, Cristian continues, “After flowering comes natural thinning that helps you a lot as a grower in terms of reducing both the manual labour cost and the application of chemicals. It’s quite simple to end with uniform bunches across the farm with the required number of berries; that’s brilliant.”
Harvesting in week six
Our growers in Chile will start to harvest these delicious and sought after berries from week six. The berry size is already impressive but Farm Manager Cristian says that there is further scope for growth before they are removed from the vine.
He says, “the berries are currently sized around 18mm but as veraison commences, they will easily reach 21/22mm in size.”
Our ARRA 15 will soon be available
If you would like further information on how our first rate ARRA 15 can satisfy the demands of your customers speak to our sales team.
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The Jupiter Group is a leader in the global fresh produce market. Ranked 22nd in the 2019 The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, Jupiter grows and supplies new and traditional varieties of grapes and citrus alongside melons, pineapples, limes, avocados, kiwi and cherries.