Starlight is an early pink/red seedless grape. The bunches are well filled out and the berries are round medium sized, sweet neutral and crunchy. Starlight is a mutation of Prime Seedless. It is a large berry red seedless variety that ripens early season shortly after Prime. (Starlight is a pink mutation of Prime).
The variety was developed and commercialised by Hoekstra Fruit Farms in South Africa and the Volcani Institute in Israe
The Flame Seedless (Vitis vinifera) is a vigorous, heavy-bearing table grape cultivar that keeps well in storage. It is a hybrid of Thompson Seedless, Cardinal, and several other Vitis vinifera cultivars. It produces large clusters of medium-large red grapes with a sweet flavor.
Flame Seedless requires a long growing season. As such, the plants fare poorly in cool, damp zones. However, its good qualities, especially seedlessness, sweetness, and long shelf life, make it one of the most heavily farmed table grapes.
The Flame Seedless was brought to the United States by John J. Kovacevich of Arvin, California, in 1973. For a Flame Seedless to be called good-quality, it must be plump, well-colored, and firmly attached to the stem.
The variety Stargrape 2 was developed by the Stargrow Group
The main characteristic of this variety is that it colors naturally - it doesn't need anything to be applied to it to color correctly," he said.
Like Flame, Stargrape 2 is also an early variety, an important aspect of the new cultivar is that it is not prone to cracking due to rainfall.
Stargrape 2 is a very productive variety, in South Africa.
It is a variety that adapts well to different climatic conditions, it colors well in hot areas and colors even better in cold areas.
Tawny Seedless is an early red seedless variety which is now the fourth most-planted table grape in the country.
They are superior eating quality and have aesthetic appeal.
A durable grape that are labour friendly and resistant to cracking after rainfall.
Tawny is still very much resistant to berry burst, more so than Flame Seedless which is its competitor.
Crimson is a slightly elongated light-red seedless grape with good levels of sweetness and an attractive appearance. The skin colour varies from pink to dark pink-red, often with a pale green stem-end. The flesh is greenish-white and has a medium level of crispness, often with a satisfying crack. On biting, there is slight resistance from the peel, which is a little chewy, but not bitter. Flavour is limited.
Crimson is a late-season grape and popular with supermarkets due to its excellent storage capability which allows for a long sales period from any one region. For many years, Crimson has been the mainstay of the late season supply of red seedless grapes, though newer varieties are starting to erode that dominance.
For consumers, Crimson grapes are a reliably sweet choice with a good crisp texture. Crisp cracking, sweet.
|Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)|
|Energy||288 kJ (69 kcal)|
|Dietary fiber||0.9 g|
|Pantothenic acid (B5)||
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