Visual Guide to Summer Grape Varieties

Melissa’s grapes are grown in California’s San Joaquin Valley, where low rainfall, limited frost, hot summers, and rich soil create ideal growing conditions ensuring exceptional flavor.  This list of grape varieties includes Cotton Candy Grapes, Muscato Grapes, Champagne Grapes, and 9 other varieties...  Keep  reading below.


Ideas for using Summer Grapes!

- Perfect in lunchboxes
- Great roasted or grilled
- Beautiful addition to cheese trays
- Flavorful, nutritious and fun to eat
- Lots of varieties to enjoy all season long

Summer Grape Varieties:

BLACK MUSCATO
Late June (3 months)
Rich, fruity, super sweet flavor with a soft juicy flesh.
Pack: 8/2lbs. clamshell  


RED MUSCATO
Late June (3 months)
Intense, super sweet flavor with a soft flesh.
Pack: 8/2lbs. clamshell  


GREEN MUSCATO
Mid July (2 months)
Intensely, sweet flavor with a crisp and crunchy flesh.

Pack: 8/2lbs. clamshell  


TRI-COLOR MUSCATO GRAPES
Mid July (2 months)
Best of the Season in one convenient pack.
Pack: 6/3lbs. clamshell  


CANDY SWEET GRAPES
Early July (2 months)
Syrupy-sweet flavor with a soft flesh.
Pack: 16/1lb. clamshell


CHAMPAGNE GRAPES
Early July (2 months)
Sweet with a slight tartness in a petite size.
Pack: 16/1lb. clamshell  



JELLY DROP GRAPES  “New”
Early July (2 months)
Bursting with sweet Concord-like flavor.
Pack: 20/1lb. clamshell

STRAWBERRY GRAPES “New”
Early July (2 weeks)
Sweet, strawberry-like flavor with a soft flesh.
Pack: 20/1lb. clamshell


Early August (2 months)
Delicate, amazingly sweet flavor with a soft juicy flesh.
Pack: 16/1lb.,  bag 8/2lb. clamshell  


WITCH FINGERS
Early July (3 weeks)
Sweet flavor with a soft chile shaped flesh.
Pack: 16/1lb. bag, 8/2lb. clamshell  


MOON DROP GRAPES
Late August (3 weeks)
Sweet flavor with a black soft chile shaped flesh.
Pack: 16/1lb. bag 8/2lb. clamshell  

KYOHO GRAPES
Early August (5 weeks)
Intensely sweet Concord-like flavor and soft flesh.
Pack: 16/1lb. clamshell 


8 Facts About Grapes WebMD thinks you should know:

1. Brought From Spain
Spanish explorers introduced the fruit to America about 300 years ago.

2. They're Berries!
Yes, grapes are a kind of berry. They have a leathery covering and a fleshy inside, similar to blueberries.

3. The Grape Family
There are more than 8,000 grape varieties from about 60 species. The main types are American and European.

4. Calories and Nutrition
One cup of grapes, with about 100 calories, provides more than a quarter of the daily recommended values of vitamins K and C. Grape seeds, which are edible, are chock-full of antioxidants.

5. Grapes Into Wine
It takes about 2.5 pounds of grapes to make one bottle of wine.

6. Grapes Making Raisins
Raisins are dried, sweet grapes. The drying happens naturally when the grapes are left in sunlight.

7. Concord Grapes
These plump blue grapes get their name from Concord, MA, where they were developed. They have a distinctive taste and can survive colder climates.

8. Many Colors
Grapes come in many colors, including green, red, black, yellow, pink, and purple. "White" grapes are actually green.

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