Arrafifteen (Arra 15) is a green table grape. Berries are medium to large in size, and have a distinctly cylindrical, elongated shape, mostly fairly even in diameter, with some tapering towards the stem-end. The colour is a uniform pale green. The variety has a reputation for being very crunchy, though the flesh itself can be quite soft, while the skin conveys a crunchy effect. The skin does not contain any noticeable bitterness. The taste is sweet with good brix levels (said to be up to 24brix), and a noticeable background acidity that gives some definition to the slight hint of rhubarb in the flavour.
Arra 15 is an attractive option among the extensive choice of green grape varieties.
Arra 15 is a mid to late season variety, harvested at a similar time to Regal and Princess, and 3 weeks after Thompson.
Names: Arrafifteen; Arra 15
Origin: Arra 15 is a product of the grape breeding center of ARD LLC, a subsidiary of Giumarra Vineyards Corporation, in Bakersfield, California.
Grown in: California; Brazil; South Africa; Namibia
Harvest & Availability:
- January: South Africa, Namibia
- February: South Africa
Grapa – Breeder in California