Country to Lend Hand Growing Grapes

July 15, 2005

COSTA Rica may soon offer guidanceto neighboring Panama in grape growingtechniques, although neithercountry has visions of mass-exportingpinot noir or juicy grapes anytime soon.Panama is studying the possibility oflarge-scale growth of the “Ruby” type ofpurple grapes produced in Costa Rica forraisins.The grape is grown in Costa Ricausing special techniques. Panama’sMinistry of Agricultural Development(MIDA) believes climatic conditions insome regions of the country could helpsimilar production excel, according to apress statement from the ministry.Costa Rica has grown the Ruby tablegrape since 1987. The variety is seedlessand used for the production of raisinsbecause it is not the best for fresh consumption.Eda Araya, from Costa Rica’sNational Learning Institute (INA),recently visited Panama to offer guidanceto potential and current grape producers.Despite the humidity of much ofCosta Rica, Araya said growth of Rubygrapes in some areas of the country hasbeen successful, and a project to expandproduction was initiated in 1991.

You may be interested

Costa Rica’s Keylor Navas, Real Madrid nab third consecutive Champions title
Keylor Navas
112 views
Keylor Navas
112 views

Costa Rica’s Keylor Navas, Real Madrid nab third consecutive Champions title

Katherine Stanley - May 26, 2018

Costa Rica's star goalie, Keylor Navas, continued his historic march through world football as his club team, Real Madrid, won…

Adaptive surfing, part III: Riding the waves with Noah
sports
191 views
sports
191 views

Adaptive surfing, part III: Riding the waves with Noah

Ellen Zoe Golden - May 25, 2018

Part III in a series on adaptive surfing in Costa Rica. Read Part I, about the country's association for disabled…

It’s frog orgy season
Environment and Wildlife
1294 views
Environment and Wildlife
1294 views

It’s frog orgy season

Lindsay Fendt - May 25, 2018

The rainy season is upon us. For many of us that means hiding indoors for the next few months, but for Costa…