Grapes

FRUIT

Labour input Strict berry thinning is needed with GA3 and/or girdling treatment due to an increase in berry size
Thinning 2 x 5 ppm GA3 at 110 % flowering
Sizing 1 x 5 ppm GA3 or lower
Girdling 6-8 mm berry size
Ethephon None to 200 ppm plus 1 kg /ha ABA required in Hex River Valley; Berg River Valley 1 to 2 application 200 ppm plus 1 kg /ha ABA
Picking Minimum 16° Brix but not later than 19°Brix due to hanging ability
General

GENERAL

Harvest date Early, one week to with Flame Seedless Berry attachment Medium
Colour Rose to red Cap stem size Medium
Sugar at harvest 18˚ Brix Fertility Very good
Berry size treated 20 to 22 mm in diameter (Untreated 18 to 19 mm in diameter) Vigour Moderate with Ramsey
Seed character Rudimentary seed trace Yield 5000 – 5500 cartons / ha, 4.5 kg
Flavour Neutral Hanging ability Good in no rain
Skin and Flesh texture Medium skin, slightly firm to firm flesh (with GA3) Storage ability Good
Bunch shape and size Conical, shouldered to cylindrical, winged and medium size Rain tolerance Berry cracking occur after rain, but less than Flame Seedless
Colour development Normally good in cooler areas, berries not fully coloured (ethephon applications required in warmer areas) Pruning Spurs or half-long bearers