Moon Drop® Grapes
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The Moon Drop® grape grows in tight clusters on fleshy green stems. Their dark sapphire skin is almost black and contains just enough tannin to balance out the juicy sweet interior. The grapes are so crisp they can be snapped in two, revealing a translucent green seedless pulp. Their concentrated flavor is superior to that of most ordinary table grapes because of the great care that goes into protecting the vines from excessive rainfall during harvest. In the fall, they are covered with plastic to protect the fruit from rain which could potentially dilute natural sugars and flavors. The Moon Drops® can therefore hang longer in the sunshine, reaching their absolute peak of flavor.
Moon Drop® grapes are available in the summer and fall.
Moon Drop® is the proprietary name given to these uniquely shaped tubular grapes developed by The Grapery® in Bakersfield, CA. They are a seedless black grape of the botanical classification Vitis vinifera that offer an extraordinary crunch and intensely sweet grapey flavor. After years of selective breeding and experimentation, The Grapery® has created a reputation for releasing one of a kind grapes without the use of additives or GMO’s. The Moon Drop® grape is quickly becoming a company favorite among consumers across the globe.
Like other black grape varieties, the Moon Drop® is a good source of antioxidants, flavonoids and vitamins A, C and K.
The Moon Drop® grape is generally eaten raw out-of-hand similarly to other sweet table grape varieties. What sets it apart is its long tubular shape which allows for more diverse culinary applications than other small round grape varieties. They are large enough to be split in half and stuffed with a salty cheese to complement their sweet flavor. They are also excellent roasted with salt and lemon or blistered over high heat and paired with sautéed bitter greens or sharp Brussel sprouts. Other complimentary flavors include, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, pecans, hazelnuts, pork, poultry, duck, rosemary, fennel, fennel seed, mint, endive, yogurt, blue cheese and goat cheese.
The history of the Moon Drop® 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. He and his team now offer original grape cultivars including Flavor Promise®, Flavor Pops®, Tear Drops®, Cotton Candy® and of course, The Moon Drop®.
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