Our superb Indian grape season continues with fantastic availability until WEEK 23
After starting with our white table grapes ARRA 15 (ARRA Sweeties™) and Thompson around WEEK 51 of 2020, the season has gone from strength to strength as we’ve seen the harvest of our Crimson Seedless, Sharad and Maylen also commence.
A season update
As we head towards WEEK 9 the season has really stepped up with weekly volumes now reaching the peak over the next three weeks. The quality of table grapes in the field and on the first arrivals with customers gives great confidence in the current climate.
Jupiter Head of Grapes Damian says:
“In the current climate where Chile and South Africa have struggled with the quality of white table grapes, the demand and expectation on India has never been higher and we are ready to deliver”.
Commercial volume of ARRA
This is the first season of Indian table grapes from Jupiter that has seen commercial volume of the new ARRA varieties reach the market.
As mentioned in December, the new varieties give the opportunity to spread the volumes over the Far and Middle East, EU, Canadian, Russian and UK markets; not just relying on the traditional markets for Indian grapes.
The Indian ARRA 15, exclusive to Jupiter Group, is a third-year production of high quality, known for its impressive shelf-life, good level of sweetness and exceptional eating experience.
Our table grapes grown in the Nashik region are benefitting from the ideal growing conditions of warm days and cooler nights which enhances the sugar content of the berries.
With an average brix of 18% and average sizing of 18-20mm, it is a grape not to be missed.
The Jupiter Group is a leader in the global fresh produce market. Ranked 17th in the 2020 The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, Jupiter grows and supplies new and traditional varieties of grapes and citrus alongside melons, pineapples, limes, avocados and kiwi.