Crimson is a slightly elongated light red grape with high levels of sweetness and an attractive flavour. At its peak it is crisp and firm, and is popular with supermarkets due to it’s excellent storage capability. Crimson grapes mature towards the end of the season in a grape region, so will be the last main variety from a growing area before the red grape supply switches to the next region.
Origin: Crimson is a registered variety of Sun World International, California
Grown in: Crimson is grown in most main grape regions.
Harvest & Availability: Source countries for Europe are South Africa, Chile, Spain, Italy, Greece and USA.
March: harvest still underway in Hex River Valley, South Africa
March – May: availability from Mildura region of Australia
On UK shelves from:
January to April: South Africa
February to June: Chile
July: late stored fruit from Chile
Late July: from Egypt
August to November: from California, Spain, Italy, Greece
Mid November to mid December: from Brazil