Candy Crunch is an elliptoid-shapes, medium sized, seedless, black grape. The skin colour is better described as a deep purple to blue which lightens towards the stem-end. The skin has a slight crunch and is evident on chewing, but not to the detriment of the experience and with only minor bitterness. The flesh is reasonably firm, and the combination of the skin and the flesh produces a mild crunch to the berry. Taste and sweetness are very good, with quite a strong sweet wine flavour (said to be like Labrusca) coming through occasionally (in a South African sample).
Candy Crunch is a mid to late season grape.
Names: IFG Twenty; IFG 095-039; Candy Crunch
Origin: IFG twenty is a variety bred by International Fruit Genetics, California. The hybrid was created in 2006; true-to-type asexual reproduction was proved by 2011; and the variety was patented in October 2015 in USA. Candy Crunch is the name registered by International Fruit Genetics for marketing of IFG Twenty.
Grown in: California, South Africa
Harvest and Availability:
January: South Africa
US Patent – IFG Twenty