Types, Selection and Storage
Small, soft fleshed fruit enjoyed by all. Grows in bunches on the vine making for a decorative addition to a cheese platter or fruit bowl. The white powdery covering sometimes found on grapes (particularly red or black grapes) is natural and called a ‘bloom’. Many varieties available including: Thompson Seedless a pale green, sweet, seedless grape, Ralli seedless, Crimson Seedless, Flame seedless and Sultana Grapes. Select plump, firm bunches free from blemishes. Store in a plastic bag in the crisper section of the refrigerator.
Australian grapes peak in the summer months with supply continuing into autumn. When Australian grapes are not in season grapes imported from America are available.
Fresh, cheese platters, in salads and lunch boxes. Good with soft cheeses, yoghurt, sour cream, chicken, quail, pork, walnuts and brown sugar.
High in anti-oxidants, Vitamin B, C, beta-carotene, calcium, magnesium & potassium.
A mid to late season small green seedless grape. Comes in large tight bunches with soft skin and flesh.
A good seedless black early season grape. Crisp flesh. Available in Spring-Summer.
Pale green medium sized grape. Sweet and juicy. Available January-September.
A crimson round seedless grape with a juicy, slightly tart flavour. Available November to February.
A recently developed variety of black seedless grapes. This variety is slightly redder than other black grapes. Australian grapes available November to March, imported July-August.
A large, round pinky red pleasantly flavoured seeded grape. Available January-May.