Building on its success of marketing Peruvian table grapes, Oppy announces it is the inaugural importer of the organic green seedless Arra 15 variety.
The new, premium organic grapes originate from the lush Buena Vista Valley, in Casma, Peru which lies in the midpoint between other notable grape growing regions of Piura to the north and Ica to the south. “We will offer medium and large organic Arra 15 grapes, which will deliver an exceptional flavor and crunch — deftly balancing between acidity and sweetness,” says Oppy’s Director of Import Grapes and Stone Fruit Bill Poulos. This season, the grapes will be available in the US, but in future, Oppy plans to bring them to the Canadian market as well.
Available for next three weeks
“Oppy has always prioritized innovation throughout its 162-year history and we are proud to consistently bring retailers what their customers are demanding,” Poulos continued. “Our import grape season is already off to a fantastic start and with the addition of this new premium variety we are adding yet another first to our comprehensive and innovative grape program.” For this season, the organic Arra 15 grapes will be available for the next three weeks. In future, they will be available from January through March.
By working with Peru’s Fundo Los Paltos to introduce the organic Arra 15, Oppy will expand its well-established import grape program which already offers several new varieties for the first time this season such as SunWorld Innovations’ Midnight Beauty®, Scarlotta Seedless®, Sable Seedless®, Autumncrisp® and many others. This reflects Oppy’s flexibility in diversifying its product mix based on the shifting needs and demands of the market.
Oppy markets grapes from Peru, Chile, Brazil and South Africa, enabling the company to serve customers in North America and beyond with a wide range of tasty varieties year-round.