Sweet Celebration is one of a new generation of red seedless grapes with excellent eating qualities. The berries are medium to large sized and generally round, and the colour is a pink-red to magenta-red depending on where it is grown. Berries are crisp with very little mouth-feel from the skin, and the taste is nicely balanced between sweetness and acids.
The best Sweet Celebration are very crisp with a high level of sweetness. These tend to be the examples with pink coloured berries and are hard to beat in the ‘sweet and crisp’ category of grapes.
Sweet Celebration with a darker red colouration tends to be softer in texture. As such, the variety becomes rather ordinary: an experience all too often found in many supermarkets.
Good Fruit Guide Rating: ****
Sweet Celebration is a very sweet and crisp grape with the excellent acid balance, especially when pink, and will have wide appeal among consumers.
Sweet, crispy, balanced.
Names: Sweet Celebration; IFG 068-175
Origin: Sweet Celebration is a product of International Fruit Genetics, California. The variety resulted from a cross between Red Globe x Princess in 2001 by D. Cain, which was selected in 2003 and patented in January 2011. Sweet Celebration is a trade marked name.
Grown In: Egypt, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Peru, Chile; South Africa, California
Harvest & Availability: Market availability of Sweet Celebration in UK is as follows:
- January: Peru, South Africa, Namibia
- February: South Africa
- March: South Africa
- April: South Africa
- May: Chile, Egypt
- June: Egypt
- July: Egypt, Spain
- August: Spain, Italy
- September: Spain, Italy
- October: Brazil
- November: Brazil
- December: Brazil, Peru