- GRAPES - Arka Trishna
- This hybrid is a cross between Bangalore Blue and Convent Large Black,
- The plant is vigorous.
- On bower system of training at 3 m x 3 m planting distance, its yield potential is 26 tons/ha and 23 kg/vine.
- Time required for harvest from pruning is 148 days.
- The bunches are well filled, weighing an average of 130 g/bunch, deep tan coloured, round to ovoid and average berry weight is 3.34 g. T.S.S. varies from 22-23o Brix and acidity from 0.3-0.4 per cent.
- Vines are good croppers. It is a male sterile hybrid and tolerant to anthraconse and downy mildew diseases and good for wine making. It is an improvement over Bangalore Blue cultivar. All the buds on the cane are highly fruitful and therefore no specific pruning is required. It is possible to take two crops in a year and it is also suitable for head system of training. This variety was released in 1994.