Almost all the annual amount of 950 tons of grapes handled by the company comes from the region of Pieria, with a smaller percentage from Corinth. The main varieties are Crimson Seedless and Thompson Seedless.
The bulk of production is absorbed by Great Britain and Holland. Protofanousi has immediate plans to double the amount it sells, with expansion into other, mainly European markets. PROTO has already collaborated with growers which planted new table grapes varieties such as the white Sugar Crisp and red Jack's Salute by IFG and the white Arra 15, red Arra 19 and black Arra 32 by Grapa Varieties Ltd. These new varieties have a later harvest time window, have excellent storeability and of course look and taste amazing! In the upcoming seasons, more of these varieties will be available to our customers.
Protofanousi grapes are available as follows:
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Grapes can be preserved in the refrigerator for a period of 10 to 15 days on average. Any grapes showing evidence of spoilage (browning) should be removed immediately because the spoilage may spread. It is recommended that grapes be placed in a plastic bag to minimize dehydration. Finally, it is advisable to wash them right before serving, and never before.
A normal year, with the harvest starting late August and exports finishing mid-November. High relative humidity was recorded in the farms which led to quality issues regarding flesh firmness and texture.