Candy Dreams is a seedless black grape with small to medium sized berries. The berries are round in shape, occasionally elliptoid with a red-black to black colouration. The skin is easy to bite through and offers little resistance and almost no astringency on chewing. The flesh is fairly soft and very juicy. The flavour is immediately recognisable as Labrusca-like, and there is excellent sweetness with a small amount of balancing acidity. Soluble solid levels are normally about 20oBrix but can be as high as 25-30o.
Good Fruit Guide Rating: *****
Consumers who are looking for a sweet grape with good flavour will be very satisfied with Candy Dreams.
Sweet, soft, Labrusca-flavour.
Names: Candy Dreams®; IFG Twenty-Two; IFG 090-012; USPP27147
Origin: Candy Dreams is a product of the grape breeding programme at International Fruit Genetics, California. It is the result of hand pollination of two un-named selections from the IFG breeding programme in May 2008 and was finally selected in September 2010. The variety name is IFG Twentytwo, with Candy Dreams being the registered marketing name. The US Plant Patent was granted in March 2015.
Grown in: Spain; California, Peru.
Harvest & Availability: Supplies of Candy Dreams to the UK tend to be as follows:
- August: Spain
- September: Spain
- December: Peru
IFG Twentytwo – US Plant Patent