Early variety on show

February 26, 2024 7:31 am in by

An event was held recently to showcase a new early grape variety especially for drying.

The event was an opportunity for growers to see Sheehan Genetics’ first introduction into the dried fruit industry.

The new variety, Sheegen-27, is rain resistant and has shown powdery mildew tolerance.

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It produces golden fleshy berries that dry to a very attractive end product. 

It is highly fruitful and produces yields in the vicinity of 10-12 tonnes DVF/ha.

Some staff inside Dried Fruits Australia are saying the variety has enormous potential and could provide dried vine fruit producers with another option to move away from rain sensitive varieties and take greater advantage of the hot dry conditions in late January and early February.