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Cotton Candy® Grapes
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This item was last sold on : 08/23/15
Cotton Candy® grapes look like your average green grape: oval-shaped, plump and firm. Their taste, however, is something entirely different. The flavor of these seedless grapes is unmistakably just like cotton candy. It is amazingly sweet, with a higher Brix level than the average green table grape and a texture that almost crunches. There is very little tartness, which holds the sweetness on the tongue, and a finish with hints of vanilla.
Cotton Candy® grapes are available in the summer.
Cotton Candy® grape is the registered name given to these uniquely flavored grapes developed by The Grapery® of Bakersfield, CA in conjunction with International Fruit Genetics, a Southern California breeding program. The grapes embody the sugary sweet flavor of the county fair and circus staple. The flavors of a Concord-like grape were combined with the firm, crisp qualities of a Vitis vinifera variety to create the Cotton Candy® grape. These “designer fruits” are a successful example of old-fashioned hand pollination, and painstaking breeding selection without the use of additives or GMO’s.
Like other green grape varieties, Cotton Candy® grapes are a good source of vitamins A, C and K.
Cotton Candy® grapes were created as a table grape, to be enjoyed fresh out of hand. They are an appealing sweet snack for kids, and are a healthy alternative to sugary candy. Due to their low acid content and vanilla-like flavor, they are most suitable for sweet applications. When used raw they are an excellent crunchy addition to fruit salads. When roasted, their flavor intensifies and develops a rich caramelized flavor pairing well with both desserts and salty cheeses.
It took over a decade of research and development for the Cotton Candy® grape to reach consumers’ palates. The history of the Cotton Candy® grape starts in 1996, when Jack Pandol founded his revolutionary business, The Grapery®. With generations of family experience in the vineyards and a degree in Viticulture from UC Davis, Jack began breeding exciting new varieties through a partnership with International Fruit Genetics. The response for the Cotton Candy® grape has been extremely positive and although the grapes have been available in limited quantities since 2011, supplies have almost doubled in subsequent years. Jack Pandol and his team now offer other original grape cultivars including Flavor Promise®, Flavor Pops®, Tear Drops®, Moon Drops®, and of course, Cotton Candy®
Recipes that include Cotton Candy® Grapes. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Wicked Spatula||Frozen Cotton Candy Margaritas|
|An Aiming High Wife||Cotton Candy Grape Jam|
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