Summer Royal is regarded as a mid-season seedless black grape, but is probably the first black grape from any table grape zone. The round berries are blue-black in colour, large and quite firm and crisp in texture. There is a sweet, neutral Muscat flavour to Summer Royal.
Origin: Bred by David Ramming & Ron Tarailo at USDA-ARS, Fresno, California, the variety was released in 1999.
Grown in: Mexico, California
Harvest & Availability: Harvest in California is from early July, the fruit being available for sale until mid September.
For European markets:
Early June to July: from Mexico