GRAPES

 Red Seedless Grapes

 Available year round, with peak season in the summer and fall for local season. 

Red seedless grapes are sweet and crisp, occasionally tart and always juicy. The hue of the grape can vary widely depending on the variety, but usually ranges from a light red to a deep burgundy. Red seedless grapes are most often eaten raw out-of-hand.

Green Seedless Grapes

Available year round, with peak season in the summer and fall for local season. 

Green seedless grapes are sweet and crisp, occasionally tart and always juicy. The hue of the grape can vary widely depending on the variety, but usually ranges from yellowish-green to bright green while their inner pulp is semi-translucent. They are sweet and tart; make sure to choose bunches with healthy green stem as this indicates freshness.

Black Seedless Grapes

Available year round, with peak season in the summer and fall for local season. 

Black seedless grapes are overly juicy in texture with a sweet muscat flavor. Although they are defined as “seedless”, occasionally they will contain one to two almost tiny edible fleshy seeds. The pulp is tender and less crunchy than most red or green table grapes. Their skin is deep purple to near black in color with an occasional waxy bloom on the surface.

Cotton Candy Grapes

 Available in the summer months.

Cotton candy grapes look like any average green grape: oval-shaped, plump and firm. Taste wise, it is something entirely different. The flavor of these grapes just like cotton candy. It is amazingly sweet, with much higher brix level than the average green table grape and a texture that almost crunches.  There is very little tartness with hints of vanilla.

Concord Grapes

 Available from late summer into early fall season.

Varying in color from deep blue to purple or almost black. The grape’s thick and rich skin offers a pleasant chewiness against the juicy and almost gelatinous inner pulp. The seedy flesh is almost translucent with a slight green tinge and is both tangy and rich. The Concord grape is incredibly versatile and used for making preserves, juice, wine, liqueur and vinegar.

 Muscat Grapes

 Season begins in summer and often continues into fall.

Medium-size grapes and scrumptiously juicy and oval in shape, Muscat grapes offer a deliciously sweet flavor. This lovely emerald grape is prized for its elegant appearance, rich perfume and intense sweetness.

Witch Finger Grapes

Available in the summer.

Also known as Tear Drops Grapes. They have a peculiar elongated shape, much like that of a chili pepper. The thin and tender skin is light red to maroon with green tinges, while the translucent inner flesh is crisp and juicy. Witch fingers grapes have a very sweet flavor that is low in acidity with an overall classic grape taste that is reminiscent of plums.

Holiday Grapes

 Available late September through mid December.

The Holiday grapes are as sweet, juicy, and delicious as cotton candy grapes, yet better!  They’re bright, shiny and red-like Christmas ornaments upon a tree. And they come in big; luxurious bunches which look gorgeous in a table centerpiece, decorative fruit bowl, or gift basket. Its name was inherited because it is just like the season, they’ll be gone before you know it.

Champagne Grapes

Available from late spring through early fall.

Champagne grapes grow in tightly packed clusters and are prized for their extremely small size. They are a sweet seedless grape with an incredibly delicate thin skin that almost pops open when bitten. When the berries are fresh, at their peak maturity, they are intensely sweet and succulent with a mere hint of tartness. The Champagne grape is rarely used to make wine, instead they are mostly utilized for garnishing champagne flutes and decorating desserts and cheese trays.

Syrah Grapes

 Available in the summer and fall months.

Syrah grapes are small and they have a very dark, deep purple skin. They have a small internal seed and offer berry-like aromas with flavors reminiscent of plum and cherry. When fermented, Syrah produces a full-bodied, inky dark wine with a unique flavor profile consisting of berries, pepper, tobacco, molasses and even smoked meat.

Leaves Grapes

Available mid-summer through early winter.

Grape leaves are a heart shaped leaf with a similar structure to that of a maple leaf. Though each leaf will vary in color and texture, all grape leaves will have three main triangular points facing outward from the leaf’s stem. Grape leaves do not develop much flavor, unlike the fruit of the vine. Their culinary purpose is to serve as a textural component. Once cooked, the leaves will absorb and reflect the flavor profiles of the ingredients they carry.

Autumn Royal Black Grapes

In season from mid to late summer into the early fall.

Black seedless variety come in large size and is native to California. The grapes are round to slightly oval in shape, their skin is deep purple to near black in color. The flesh is tender and overtly juicy in texture with a sweet, strong, muscat flavor. Although Black Seedless grapes are defined as seedless, occasionally they will contain one to two almost unrecognizable tiny, edible fleshy seeds.

For information about seasonality and availability, please inquire with your VegiWorks’ Sales Representative for more details.