Cotton Candy grapes

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Cotton Candy grapes are a variety of grapes produced in California by Grapery, which became available for consumers to buy in 2011.


Grapery was founded by Jack Pandol and is owned by him and Jim Beagle.[1] At International Fruit Genetics, fruit geneticist David Cain developed their patented Cotton Candy grapes and other varieties by using hand-pollination to cross pollinate millions of grapes to develop the desirable varieties.[2]

Experiments were done to try to combine concord grapes, known for their flavor, with Vitis vinifera in order to make them firm. A hundred thousand plants were created and grown in test tubes before developing this variety of grape.[3] Development took 12 years.[4]

No artificial flavoring is added to give this variety of grapes a flavor similar to cotton candy.[5]


  1. ^ "OMG! Have you tried these Cotton Candy Grapes!?!?!". The Mercury News. 2018-06-26. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  2. ^ "Satisfy your sweet tooth with grapes that taste like candy".
  3. ^ "The Cotton Candy Grape: A Sweet Spin On Designer Fruit".
  4. ^ "Bakersfield Grapery creating a cotton candy flavored grape". 4 August 2013.
  5. ^ Scotti, Ariel. "Cotton Candy Grapes are flying off shelves and confusing skeptics - NY Daily News".

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