Red Flame Seedless Grapes
Don’t be fooled by the size. Red Flame Seedless Grapes are smallish and round, but so tasty! The berries have a nice pop to the texture – crisp, yet juicy – and a sweet flavor with tanginess underneath. The crunchy and sweet Red Flame variety is prominent here in late May and June. I love them! So do my kids.
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.
- Select Grapes that feel firm to a gentle squeeze. Old grapes get soft. Soft grapes aren’t as fun to eat.
- Choose Grapes by lifting up the bag or container and look at it from all sides.
- 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!
- Avoid bags that are wet and sticky – a sign that some of the Grapes are going bad – or have berries with splits or cracks.
- Store Grapes refrigerated until you’re about ready to eat them, since they lose their crunch much quicker at room temperature.
- Rinse Grapes with cold water just before serving them to remove field dust and dirt. Most bags, pouches and clamshell containers that Grapes are sold in these days also serve as colanders.