Table Grapes are the fourth most commonly purchased fruit by American consumers behind Bananas, Apples and Strawberries. It is the 6th most popular fruit on the planet. Irrespective of the popularity of table grapes most people see them only as Red, Green & Black.
In reality there are over 90 different varieties of grapes grown in California each with its own distinct color, shape, texture and flavor profile. Unknown to most folks outside of the grape industry there has been a genetic revolution over the last 10 years which has yielded a whole new assortment of grapes which offer far superior flavor, size and eating experience. Also new are “flavored grapes” the best known of which is Cotton Candy Grapes…however there are a multitude of flavored grapes which are completely changing the flavor paradigm.
Grapeman Farms has made a significant investment in transitioning our vineyards to the newer better eating grape varieties and we have done the same in all production Latin America; namely Mexico, Peru and Chile. We feel this is the future of table grapes and they are so much better we are confident the new varieties will be an impetus to higher consumption.