UK-based fresh produce importer Mack Multiples welcomed international table grape growers to the Fresh Produce Centre in Paddock Wood, England last week, for a preview event that saw Giumarra Vineyards Corporation and Grapa Company present the results of their grape breeding programme and display 18 new varieties. Giumarra's John Giumarra and Grapa’s Rafi Karniel were on hand at to discuss the development of the new grapes, known as the ARRA…
The grape sector has become a victim of its own success this quarter and looks to overcome a tricky time in which prices have been noticeably low. Improvements in supply from North Africa in particular have ensured consistent supply, while the onset of the European grape season, which sees product emerging from a number of well-established grape-producing countries, has led to oversupply in a market already suffering. Summer demand has…
California grape breeder Giumarra Vineyards Corporation is opening up worldwide licensing of its ARRA grape varieties. The Giumarra family, based in the San Joaquin valley, is well known for its GrapeKing brand and is one of the largest grape growers in the area. It has now adopted a new approach to grant access to the fruits of its 15-year-old variety breeding scheme. The programme has developed early, mid- and late-season…
An extensive programme that’s taken 15 years of careful grape variety selection and breeding by the Giumarra family in California has finally reached its commercial availability stage with the release of a number of exciting new varieties. One of the best established, largest growers in the San Joaquin Valley with their famous ‘GrapeKing’ brand, Giumarra Vineyards Corporation, has invested heavily in the breeding programme, ensuring that it holds exciting, genuine…
The first fruits of a 15-year table grape breeding programme managed by US company Giumarra have arrived in Europe, with those involved in their research predicting that new varieties emerging from the project could rival established products such as Flame, Thompson and Crimson. Among the first to benefit is UK fresh produce supplier Mack Multiples, which this week took delivery of the programmes' first commercially available volumes of white table…
TopFruit is proud to announce that it has been appointed by Grapa Ltd as the exclusive territorial agent of the ARRA varieties within South Africa and Namibia. A fifteen year long programme of careful grape variety selection and breeding by the Giumarra family in California has reached its commercial availability stage with the release of these varieties. Grapa Ltd has received from Giumarra Vineyards Corporation the Exclusive Master License to…