Offering a distinct, nutty flavor described as more intense than broccoli, this pale, green vegetable looks and tastes like a cross between broccoli and cauliflower. Available starting in late summer.
Midnight Moon Potatoes
Its skin is deep purple with starry white and tan freckles, and its flesh is bright, butternut colored, and perfectly moist.
Black Seedless Grapes
Inventory, 20 lbs : 6.25
This item was last sold on : 12/06/16
Black seedless grapes may be round to slightly oval in shape. Their skin is deep purple to near black in color with an occasional waxy bloom on the surface. The skin is firm and does not slip from its flesh. The pulp is tender and less crunchy than most red or green table grapes. They are overtly juicy in texture with a sweet, grapey muscat flavor. Although Black seedless grapes are defined as seedless, occasionally they will contain one to two almost unrecognizable tiny, edible fleshy seeds.
Black seedless grapes are available year-round, with peak season in the summer and fall.
There are multiple species of Black seedless grapes within the Vitus genus, including vinifera, labrusca, riparia, rupestris, and rotundifolia. Those most commonly grown for use as a table grape are Vitis vinifera and V. labrusca, or a hybrid of the two. Black seedless grapes are prized for their lush juicy pulp and highly aromatic skins that offer a pleasant chewiness. Some of the more notable varieties found on the market are Black Monukka, Summer Royal, Autumn Royal and Black Emerald.
Black seedless grapes contain significant amounts of vitamins A, C and K. Flavonoids within the grape’s skin, such as resveratrol, provide antioxidant qualities which can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Black seedless grapes are most often eaten raw out-of-hand, but they also make excellent juice and raisins. They may be roasted and cooked down into sauces and jams, or frozen and whipped into an instant sorbet. The rich flavor and inherent sugar content of Black grape juice is a natural sweetener for fresh fruit cocktails. Complimentary flavors include, almond, pistachio, hazelnut, walnut, peanut, lemon, strawberry, raspberry, endive, arugula, fennel, rosemary, mint, yogurt, sour cream, crème fraiche, goat cheese, blue cheese, pork, duck and poultry. To store, place lightly washed grapes in a perforated plastic bag and refrigerate.
The first ever seedless grape was a natural occurring European grape strain with origins between the Black and Caucasus Seas. A genetic abnormality causes the seeds to arrest development. This singular variety is the ancestor to all seedless grapes. Modern Black seedless grape varieties are the result of "embryo rescue", a sophisticated procedure in which tiny developing seeds are removed from promising grapes. The seeds are then nurtured in petri dishes and test tubes into tiny rootlet plants. This is done to create viable new breeds. In nature, there is little chance they would survive. The variety, Summer Royal, was developed through this procedure for the USDA by plant breeders, David Ramming and Ron Tarailo. Before its successful commercial release in 1999, it was simply known as B74-99.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Cafe Stoked||San Marcos CA||760-212-0953|
|Venissimo Cheese Liberty Station||San Diego CA||619-719-5359|
|Venissimo Cheese Hillcrest||San Diego CA||619-491-0708|
|The Cheese Store San Diego||San Diego CA||619-980-8599|
|Vi At La Jolla Village||San Diego CA||858-646-7700|
|Gamma Phi Beta||San Diego CA||310-634-2371|
|Root Cellar Catering Co.||San Diego CA||760-846-2092|
|The Bier Garden||Encinitas CA||760-632-2437|
|Brothers' Provisions||San Diego CA||855-850-2767|
|The Joint||San Diego CA||619-222-8272|
|Pardon My French Bar & Kitchent||San Diego CA||619-546-4328|
|Eddie V's La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-459-5500|
|JSIX American restaurant & Bar||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|Sorority Cuisine - Achio||San Diego CA||310-402-6195|
|Zel's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-0076|
|Superfood Coffee||Carlsbad CA||760-409-0979|
|Chateau La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-459-4451|
|Kensington Cafe||San Diego CA||619-640-0494|
|Venissimo Cheese San Diego||San Diego CA||619-358-9081|
|Venissimo Cheese North Park||San Diego CA||619-376-1834|
|Paradise Point Resort Main Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Mastiff Sausage Company||San Diego CA||760-504-3834|
|Bernardo Heights Country Club||San Diego CA||858-487-4022|
|Ballast Point Restaurant - Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-298-2337|
|Sorority Cuisine - Kappa Delta||San Diego CA||510-512-2213|
|West Root||San Diego CA||619-276-6700|
|Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-1582|
|Vista Valley||Vista CA||760-758-2800|
|Catamaran||San Diego CA||858-488-1081|
|Rustic Root||San Diego CA||619-702-5595|
|Coast Catering||Escondido CA||619-295-3173|
|Venissimo Cheese Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-847-9616|
|Prepkitchen Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-792-7737|
|Sogno Di Vino||San Diego CA||619-531-8887|
|Extraordinary Desserts Union St.||San Diego CA||619-294-7001|
|Secret Table||Solana Beach CA||858-356-4054|
|Terra Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-293-7088|
|Searsucker Del Mar||San Diego CA||858-369-5700|
|Pacific Regent La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-597-8008|
Recipes that include Black Seedless Grapes. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Fearless Dining||Crushed Black Grape Bourbon Cocktail|
|Sugar and Charm||Black Sangria|
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