Sugraone is a seedless green grape with medium size oval berries. The colour is generally a pale yellow-green, but can vary from green through to straw-coloured depending on maturity. The skin is thin and there is very little resistance to the bite, though it can sometimes be slightly chewy, but not bitter. The flesh is crisp and usually very sweet with low acids and a slight Muscat flavour.
Sugraone is an early season variety and one of the dominant seedless green grapes around the world. It has been the mainstay of the industry for many years, though change is coming in the form of new, improved varieties.
Good Fruit Guide Rating: ***
Sugraone will be attractive to consumers as a reliably sweet, crisp, green seedless grape, usually sold at good valuations.
Sweet, crisp, juicy.
Origin: Sugraone was developed by Sunworld in California. It can be marketed as Superior Seedless as long as the grape meets certain minimum quality standards established by Sunworld.
Grown in: All major table grape producing countries grow Sugraone under licence. In Spain, Superior is grown in the areas of Alhama de Murcia, Totana and Abarán.
Harvest & Availability: Harvest begins early July in the San Joaquin Valley, California. Supplies of Sugraone for the UK are as follows:
- January: South Africa
- February: South Africa
- March: South Africa
- April: South Africa, Chile
- May: Egypt, Mexico
- June: Egypt, Mexico
- July: Morocco, Egypt
- August: Spain, Italy
- September: Spain, Italy
- October: Brazil
- November: Brazil, Peru
- December: Peru, South Africa
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