Table grapes are a type of fruit that grow in clusters and are typically classified as white (green), red or black. They are larger, both seeded and seedless, with a thick pulp and thin skin that gives them the ideal ‘crunch’ when you eat them. The berries are the storehouse of numerous health promoting antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
Fresh grapes are available all year round depending on the growing area. There are more than 8,000 grape varieties grown worldwide and approximately 60 varieties which are grown in California. California produces about 90% of all table grapes grown in the United States.
White varieties are usually range in color from light green to an amber color. The most popular varieties are:
Green Seedless: Sugarone, Thompson Seedless, Timpson Seedless, Princess Seedless Autumn King, Luisco
Green Seeded: Calmerias
Red varieties may vary from pink to deep red, and their coloration may differ with degree of ripeness and exposure of fruit to sunlight. The most popular varieties are:
Red Seedless: Flame Seedless, Krissy, Crimson Seedless, Scarlet Royals and Vintage Red, Timco
Red Seeded: Red Globes
Black varieties are generally a dark, purplish-black color. The most popular varieties are:
Black Seedless: Summer Royal, Autumn Royal
Black Seeded: Black Globes
There are several new varieties of grapes being produced every year and too many to list individually. Please feel free to inquire about availability.
One cup of grapes has about 100 calories and provides more than a quarter of the daily recommended value of vitamins K and C. Grape seeds, which are edible, are full of antioxidants. Grapes are high in water content and good for hydration. Grapes contain 70 milliliters of fluid per cup.
IPG can also offer grapes packed in our own private labels. We have permanent company inspectors who specialize in grapes. Our inspectors work very closely with the field crews to maintain the highest quality packing standards in order for fruit to be packed in one of these labels.