Coachella is a seedless green grape or medium to large size, 17-21mm. The shape of the berries is elongated, though some can often be more round. Flesh is crisp and crunchy and the skin has no discernable impact on the bite or the mouth-feel. This is quite a ‘meaty’ berry, which is a distinction from Sugraone. Sweetness is good, and there is a good acid balance which will appeal to many people. Skin colour is more creamy-white than Thompson Seedless or Sugraone.
Coachella Seedless® is an early season grape, maturing 10-15 days before Thompson Seedless. Berry count, size and yield are all superior to Sugraone.
Names: Coachella Seedless®; Sugra12; Sugratwelve
Origin: Sugratwelve is a single cordon mutation of Sugraone, discovered in California by Harry Joe Newby, jnr. Coachella Seedless® is the registered name for Sugratwelve, owned by Sun World International, LLC of Bakersfield, CA (patented: July 1993).
Grown in: California, Chile, South Africa
Harvest & Availability: Growing regions of fruit sold in UK are as follows:
- February: Chile
US Patent – Sugratwelve