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.

Development[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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". www.cbsnews.com.
  3. ^ "The Cotton Candy Grape: A Sweet Spin On Designer Fruit". www.npr.org.
  4. ^ "Bakersfield Grapery creating a cotton candy flavored grape". www.turnto23.com. 4 August 2013.
  5. ^ Scotti, Ariel. "Cotton Candy Grapes are flying off shelves and confusing skeptics - NY Daily News". www.nydailynews.com.

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