Cotton Candy™ Grapes
Inventory, 16 lbs : 7.39
This item was last sold on : 06/07/23
Cotton Candy™ grapes are medium to large in size and are oval to oblong in shape, growing in loose, sizeable clusters. The green skin is thick, smooth, and firm and the flesh is translucent green, plump, seedless, and juicy. Cotton Candy™ grapes have a flavor that is unmistakably like cotton candy. It is very sweet, with a higher Brix level than the average green table grape, and has a soft, but crunchy texture. There is very little tartness, which holds the sweetness on the tongue, and a finish with hints of vanilla.
Cotton Candy™ grapes are available in the late summer through early fall.
Cotton Candy™ grapes are a uniquely flavored hybrid grape developed by fruit geneticist Dr. David Cain of International Fruit Genetics, IFG, in Bakersfield, California. The grapes embody the sugary sweet flavor of the county fair and circus staple treat. The flavors of a concord-like grape were combined with the firm, crisp qualities of a Vitis vinifera variety to create Cotton Candy™ grapes. These designer fruits are a successful example of traditional hand pollination and breeding selection without the use of additives or GMOs.
Cotton Candy™ grapes are a source of vitamins A, C, and K, antioxidants, and flavonoids.
Cotton Candy™ grapes were created as a table grape variety to be enjoyed fresh, out of hand. They are an appealing sweet snack for kids and a healthy alternative to sugary candy. Due to their low acid content and vanilla-like flavor, they are most suitable for sweet applications and baked goods such as muffins, ice cream syrups, and sorbets. When used raw, they are an excellent crunchy addition to fruit salads. When roasted, their flavor intensifies and develops a rich caramelized flavor, pairing well with both desserts and salty cheeses. They will keep up to a week when stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Cotton Candy™ grapes were developed to create a wider selection of flavorful grapes. David Cain, fruit geneticist and creator of the grapes, wanted to bring new, natural flavors to the market because he believed that many of the grapes on the store shelves today had lost their flavor due to years of breeding. His goal was to create a grape selection similar to the wide varieties of apples that are offered in store. It took over a decade of research and development for Cotton Candy™ grapes to reach commercial markets. Cotton Candy™ grapes were created by cross-breeding multiple varieties, and although the grapes have been available in limited quantities since 2011, supplies have almost doubled in subsequent years. In addition to its distinct taste, Cotton Candy™ grapes also contain antioxidants, promoted as a healthier alternative to candy or sugary treats.
Cotton Candy™ grapes were created by fruit geneticist Dr. David Cain of International Fruit Genetics located in Bakersfield, California. The first Cotton Candy™ grapes were released to the public in 2011. Cotton Candy™ grapes are available through select retailers in the United States.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
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Recipes that include Cotton Candy™ Grapes. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Wicked Spatula||Frozen Cotton Candy Margaritas|
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