Grapes

FRUIT

Labour Input Bunches loose and easy to prepare, needs medium work in vineyard and minimum in the pack house
Thinning Bunches set loose (no thinning spays necessary)
Sizing No sizing sprays necessary.  Low GA3 concentration is recommended to thicken pedicels
Girdling No girdling necessary
Ethephon None required in the Berg River and Hex River Valley Regions
General

GENERAL

Harvest date Early, ripen shortly after Flame Seedless Berry attachment Moderately
Colour Dark red violet to black Cap stem size Small in size
Sugar at harvest 18-20°Brix Fertility Good
Berry size treated 18 to 20 mm in diameter (Untreated 16 to 18 mm) Vigour Very strong with Ramsey
Seed character Soft, quite large rudimentary seed trace Yield 4500 to 5000 4.5 kg cartons / ha
Flavour Neutral Hanging ability Good hanging ability if no rain occurs
Skin and Flesh texture Edible to chewy skin. Slightly to moderately firm texture and juicy Storage ability Storage ability very good (but not longer than 7 weeks)
Bunch shape and size Medium long conical to funnel; large Rain tolerance Berry cracking can occur after rain but less than Flame Seedless
Colour development Very good, berries fully coloured (no Ethephon applications required) Pruning Cane