Red Globe is a red seeded grape. The berries are large and round and vary from light pink to dark red in colur. The eating experience is one of meaty, plump, crunchy fruit with good juice content. There is a good level of sweetness with relatively low acids, but flavour is muted. True, there are some pips in each berry, but there is an art to enjoying these sweet bombs without splitting the seed husk with your teeth.
Red Globe is most popular grapes in Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, as many consumers in Western Europe have turned their back on grapes with pips. In China, a strong pink colouration is particularly prized.
Good Fruit Guide Rating: ***
Red Globe is one of the more satisfying grapes to eat on account of it’s size, nonwithstanding to slight inconvenience of pips.
Plump, sweet, seeded.
Names: Red Globe.
Origin: Red Globe was developed in a Californian breeding programme in the late 1950’s.
Grown in: Argentina, Chile, Peru, Mexico, South Africa, Australia, USA, China, Italy, Spain
Harvest & Availability: Red Globe grapes come onto the UK market as follows:
- February: South Africa
- March: South Africa, Chile
- April: Chile
- May: Chile
- August: Spain
- September: Spain
- October: Spain, Italy
- November: Spain, Italy