Red Seedless Grapes

Fresh crop Red Seedless Grapes, which are mostly the round and smaller-sized Red Flame variety this month, are in peak season from San Joaquin Valley of California during August. This variety has sweetness and a crisp-pop to the bite – very snackable!

Growers have also been updating the varieties of Red Seedless Grapes grown in their vineyards in recent years, so you may also find newer, premium varieties on grocers shelves during late summer. Majestic Red, Krissy, Passion Fire and others are prized for their larger sizing, high sugars and crunchy texture. It’s a time to enjoy!

Seek Grapes with stems that are still green at the thickest parts and appear to still have life in them. Choose packs that have most of the berries still on the vine. Go ahead… ask the produce clerk for a sample grape or two. Tasting is believing!

Grape Tips

  • Select Grapes that feel firm to a gentle squeeze to ensure your buying crisp-textured fruit. Look for Grapes with stems that are still green at the thickest parts and appear to still have life in them.
  • Lift up the bag or container and look at it from all sides. Avoid bags that are wet and sticky – a sign that some of the Grapes are going bad – or have berries with splits or cracks. Avoid packs with an excessive amount of loose Grapes that have fallen off the vine.
  • Go ahead… ask the produce clerk for a sample grape or two. Tasting is believing!
  • The average random weight bag of Grapes weighs around 2 lb, so double the per-pound sales price to know how much your total spend will be.
  • Keep your Grapes refrigerated until you’re about ready to eat them, since they lose their crunch much quicker at room temperature.
  • Wash Grapes with a cold water rinse just before serving them.