12 Types of Grapes to Eat, Drink & Enjoy

12 Types of Grapes to Eat, Drink & Enjoy
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Grapes taste good and are of different taste, and have varied growth patterns. Most popular ones are sultana, moon drops, cotton candy, Concord, Canadice, fry muscadine, pinot noir, Lemberger, sweet jubilee, valiant, champagne, crimson seedless, and Riesling, among others.

12 Types of Grapes to Eat, Drink & Enjoy

Sultana

This is found in the area around the Aegean Sea and is a small, white seedless grape that appears shriveled in appearance. These golden grapes are rather deliciously sweet and are quite a popular ingredient in granola, muesli, and other bran-based cereals in the Middle East. There are also American sultanas which are a slightly different variety, and the most widely grown type of grape in California.

Moon Drops

These are available in America and are due to the result of cross-cultivation with older varieties of grapes from the Middle East. Extended and as well as oval in shape, these grapes do resemble stuffy fingers and have a dark, purple exterior. Their texture is dense as well as crunchy, and they are quite hardy, lasting for weeks in storage without losing their flavor as well as nutritional value.

Cotton Candy

Harvested from August through September, this California cultivar is so named on account of its cotton candy flavor. These plump green grapes were not really specifically designed to taste like the popular carnival snack, but the similarity is undeniable.

Concord

Their connection with grape jelly, Concord grapes are small, dark purple, round grapes that are used as table grapes, as well as grapes for juice cum wine. This species is called Vitis labrusca and does contain a large seed; they are also slip-skin grapes, meaning it is easy for the skin to be separated from the flesh inside.

Canadice

Ripening from September to October, the Candice grape is rather small, round, as well as bright red in color. These grapes do have a bit of a spicy bite and also come in rather tight clusters. It is made use of as a table grape and is quite hard, and is able to retain its flavor and nutritional value for up to 4 months in case it is stored properly.

12 Types of Grapes to Eat Drink Enjoy 1 - 12 Types of Grapes to Eat, Drink & EnjoyFry Muscadine

These are large, golden-brown, and round and often resemble a larger fruit than a grape. However, once they do ripen and take on a slightly burnt yellow or orange color, they are a rather deliciously sweet and oversize variety of grape.

Pinot Noir

These small, round grapes are bright blue color and as they ripen, they become deep purple. Named for the two French words, “pine” and “black”, these are commonly grown grapes in France, and they do ripen in August as well as September. They are also widely grown in California, New Zealand, and Oregon.

Lemberger

These grapes are ready to be harvested in August and September and are of a muddled blue color with a rather heavy “bloom” – the natural white sheen that certain grapes to take on. These grapes do have a spicy aftertaste and are often made use of to make subtle as well as spicy wines. These grapes are most commonly grown in Germany and upstate New York.

Sweet Jubilee

Grown in central California, sweet jubilee and  Muscadine Grapes are rather large in size, and are dark purple to black in color. They appear as they are going to burst and one can, therefore, slice these grapes open to remove the large seed, and then enjoy the rich, sweet flavor.

Valiant

These cold-weather grapes are rather often harvested in Alaska and Canada and are large and blue in appearance. They are of course commonly made use of as table grapes and in the production of wine. They are popular for their hardiness and also able to survive low temperatures.

Champagne

Also referred to as Zante currant, this small grape is the size of a pea and is therefore made use of as a garnish for other dishes, on account of its sweet taste. It is also referred to as a black Corinth grape in certain parts of the world.

Kyoho

These are the largest, bulbous red grapes that grow to the size of a plum. They are found in Japan, and one needs to peel these grapes and remove the large, inedible seed before one can enjoy the delicious fruit

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