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Grapes Crimson Seedless D/Red 

Crimson Seedless DRed Medium to large sized, oval to oblong shaped berries with an attractive bright red colour. The flesh has a firm, crisp texture and a neutral, sweet taste with an excellent flavour. The skin is soft.
Ripens: From late February into March.
Multipurpose variety – can be used for juicing, eating or drying for raisins.
A popular table and export variety.
Has very good cold storage abilities.
Grapes like hot, sunny areas with low humidity.

Grapes – Autumn Royal (Black) 

Origin: ARS-USDA, California
Fruitful cultivar to be spur-pruned. Over production might result in poor colour development. Not resistant to rain, susceptible to berry split and decay.
BUNCH
Shape: conical
Size: medium-large
Density: good
BERRY
Shape: elongated
Colour: purple black
Mass: 12 g
Taste: sweet to natural
Texture: firm
Skin: crunchy
VINE
Vigour: medium-strong
Harvest date: late January

Grapes – Bonheur 

bonheur grapes Origin: RSA, selected by ARC-Nietvoorbij from a cross between Barlinka and Alphonse Lavallée. Released in 1986.
Prune with semi-long bearers (4-6 buds). Sunburn can occur on berries of bunches exposed to sun. Good affinity with known rootstocks except Ramsey. Good storage ability. Plant breeders’ rights: ARC-Nietvoorbij (ZA 87354).
BUNCH
Shape: conical to round
Size: medium
Density: good, slightly compact
BERRY
Shape: slightly short oval
Colour: blue-black
Mass: 10-12 g
Taste: sweet natural
Texture: firm
Skin: medium
VINE
Vigour: strong
Fruitfulness: good
Bud burst: middle September
Full bloom: late October
Harvest date: middle February

Grapes – Dan Ben Hannah (Black) 

dan-ben-hannah Origin: Israel, selected from a cross between Black Mikveh and Alphonse Lavallée. Imported from Israel and released in South Africa in 1973.
Prune with semi-long bearers (4-6 buds). Thrives well on most soils. Avoid too fertile soils. Good affinity with known rootstocks. Can have berry split under unfavourable conditions, but less than Alphonse Lavellée. Good storage ability.
BUNCH
Shape: long-conical
Size: medium-large
Density: well filled, dense
BERRY
Shape: oval
Colour: black
Mass: 7-8 g
Taste: sweet natural
Texture: moderate to firm
Skin: tough and slightly tannin like
VINE
Vigour: strong
Fruitfulness: good
Bud burst: middle September
Full bloom: late October
Harvest date: late January to early February

Grapes – Dauphine (White)

dauphine Origin: RSA, selected at Bien Donné from open pollinated progeny of Almeria. Released in 1983.
Prune with semi-long bearers (4-6 buds). Thrives best on medium to heavy soils. Heat damage can sometimes occur on young vines. Reasonable resistance to berry splitting but neck cracking can occur. Good storage ability. Can remain on vine for a long time under favourable conditions. Good affinity with known rootstocks.
BUNCH
Shape: conical
Size: large
Density: good, slightly dense
BERRY
Shape: long-oval
Colour: white straw-coloured
Mass: 8-10 g
Taste: sweet to neutral
Texture: firm
Skin: tough and slightly tannin like
VINE
Vigour: strong
Fruitfulness: good
Bud burst: middle September
Full bloom: early November
Harvest date: middle March

Grapes – Ferdinand De Lesseps 

ferdinand-de-lesseps-grapes Ferdinand de Lesseps has a distinctive character and has been known as the “pineapple” or “honey” grape. It was grown on a small scale as an early table grape and was also used for producing highly aromatic sweet wines. Until recently it was used in small quantities as a blending partner to enhance the fruity bouquet of some white table wines.
Ferdinand de Lesseps grows climbing and can reach an average height of 8-10 m and a spread of 6-10 m.
Average annual growth (height): 1.2 – 1.5 m.
Hardy.
Full sun.

Grapes – Flame Seedless (Red)

flame seedless grapes Origin: USA
Suspectible to crack at harvest time. Prune to spurs or half-oblong bearers.
BUNCH
Shape: oblong
Size: large
Density: dense
BERRY
Shape: round
Colour: red
Mass: 6.5-7g
Taste: very good
Texture: firm and crisp
Skin: medium
VINE
Vigour: good
Harvest date: week 1

Grapes – Hanepoot (Red) 

hanepoot-red-grape Large round berries with red skin and clear flesh. It turns red-black when ripe and is seeded. The skin is soft and has a sweet, strong flavour when fully ripe.
Ripens: From February to March (depending on weather conditions).
Multipurpose variety: Juicing, table, drying or winemaking.
It has poor shelf life abilities.
It has a distinctive, strong muscat flavour and taste.
Grapes like hot, sunny areas with low humidity.

Grapes – Hanepoot (White) 

hanepoot Large round berries with green skin and clear flesh. It turns yellow when ripe and is seeded. The skin is soft and has a sweet, strong flavour when fully ripe.
Ripens: From February to March (depending on weather conditions).
Multipurpose variety: Juicing, table, drying or winemaking.
It has poor shelf life abilities.
It has a distinctive, strong muscat flavour and taste.
Grapes like hot, sunny areas with low humidity.

Grapes – Muscat D’alexandrie (White) 

muscat-alexandria-grape-bush-variety-vitis-vinifera Origin: One of the oldest cultivars still cultivated. Originally spread from Zibbo in North Africa to Europe. Probably brought to South Africa by Jan van Riebeeck.
Prune with semi-long bearers (8 buds). Thrives best on medium to heavy soils. Good affinity with known rootstocks. Mainly used for drying and marketed as a sultana type. More fruitful and better resistant to berry split than Sultana.
BUNCH
Shape: oblong
Size: medium
Density: good
BERRY
Shape: round
Colour: straw-coloured
Mass: 3 g
Taste: sweet to neutral
Texture: soft
Skin: medium
VINE
Vigour: strong
Fruitfulness: moderate-good
Bud burst: middle September
Full bloom: late October
Harvest date: late January

Grapes – Red Globe (Red) 

globegrapes Origin: USA
Pruning with half-long to short bearers. Thrives good on medium to heavy soils. Good affinity with currently used rootstocks. Susceptible to SO2 damage.
BUNCH
Shape: round
Size: large
Density: straggle, well filled
BERRY
Shape: round
Colour: red
Mass: 10-14g
Taste: neutral
Texture: firm
Skin: strong
VINE
Vigour: medium
Production: good
Harvest date: late February

Grapes – Sultana (White) 

Sultana Origin: Known in South Africa before 1926. Originated from Anatalie. In 1973 three clones of Sultana were imported from Australia. Clone H5 is the best in the industry.
Prune with long bearers (12-14 buds). Thrives best on medium to heavy soils. Good affinity with known rootstocks. Sensitive to berry split. Used as drying and table grape. Exported as table grape but must be treated with plant growth regulators and must be thinned.
BUNCH
Shape: conical-long
Size: large
Density: very firm
BERRY
Shape: round
Colour: straw-coloured
Mass: 3.5 g
Taste: neutral
Texture: soft
Skin: medium
VINE
Vigour: very strong
Fruitfulness: medium
Bud burst: middle September
Full bloom: late October
Harvest date: early February

Grapes – Alphonse (Black) 

alphonse-grapes Origin: France. Imported by G.Frater of Paarl in 1926 from Argentina. Released to the industry in 1928.
Prune with spur bearers. Subject to coulure and berry splitting after rain. Not suitable for summer rainfall area. Quality of apical bunch better than first. Thrives better on medium to light soils. Problems are sometimes experienced with Ransey as rootstock. Good storage ability.
BUNCH
Shape: conical
Size: large
Density: medium loose
BERRY
Shape: round
Colour: black
Mass: approximately 9 g
Taste: pleasant sweet to neutral
Texture: firm
Skin: medium
VINE
Vigour: strong
Fruitfulness: very good
Bud burst: early September
Full bloom: late October
Harvest date: late January

Grapes – Barlinka (Black) 

barlinka-grapes Origin: North Africa, imported from Algiers in 1910.
Prune with semi (4-6 buds) to long bearers (8 buds). Poor colour on fertile soils, prefer light soils with suitable rootstocks. Good storage ability. Clones 27 and 47 are presently used.
BUNCH
Shape: oblong with well filled shoulders
Size: large
Density: dense
BERRY
Shape: round to oval
Colour: black
Mass: 7.5 g
Taste: neutral
Texture: reasonably firm
Skin: tough
VINE
Vigour: strong
Fruitfulness: reasonable
Bud burst: middle September
Full bloom: early November
Harvest date: early March

Grapes – Sundance (Green) 

sundance-grapes Sundance Seedless is the latest white seedless grape available in South Africa, and is usually harvested from harvest week 6-8. The skin is thick, but eats well, giving the cultivar a unique ability to be stored for up to 3 months.
The variety was bread by ARC\Nietvoorbij during the early 90’s.

Grapes – La Rochelle Blue-Black 

la-rochelle-grapes Origin: ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij, South Africa
Prune with spur. Good resistance to berry splitting. Sets normally very well. Thrives well on variety of soils. Good affinity with known rootstocks, except Ramsey. Compact bunches, remove some berries to avoid decay and poor colouration.
BUNCH
Shape: oblong
Size: medium-large
Density: well filled to compact
BERRY
Shape: round
Colour: blue-black with dense bloom
Mass: 7-8g
Taste: neutral
Texture: firm
Skin: tough
VINE
Vigour: strong
Production:
good
Harvest date: middle February

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