Autumn Crisp is a late-season seedless green grape. It has large, round berries with an attractive milky pale green-yellow skin. The flesh is very firm with a high level of dense crispness. The skin is hardly noticed when biting into the berry and has virtually no impact on the eating experience. The variety is described by the breeder as sweet with distinctively crisp-juicy texture with a subtle Muscat aroma.
For growers, Autumn Crisp is attractive due to its naturally large berry size, good sweetness at harvest (17oBrix) and excellent storage potential.
Good Fruit Guide Rating: ****
Autumn Crisp is a lovely green grape for consumers who enjoy an unusually firm, crisp berry with decent levels of sweetness.
Firm, crisp, sweet
Names: Autumn Crisp; Sugrathirtyfive; Sugra35; US Patent PP20,491 P2
Origin: In the 1980’s, Sun World crossbred Italia, Muscat of Alexandria and Dzhidzhigi Kara from Turkmenistan with seedless varieties such as Sugraone to produce a number of interesting cultivars, one of which was eventually developed into Autumn Crisp. The Sunworld grape breeder responsible for the selection was Michael Striem. The first commercial production was in 2012 after an 11 year development programme. Sun World International, LLC, California own the US Plant Patent for the variety and the registration for the name, Autumn Crisp. The US plant patent was granted in November, 2009.
Grown In: California, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Israel, Chile, Brazil, South Africa and Australia.
Harvest & Availability:
- February: South Africa
- March: South Africa
- April: South Africa, Chile
- May: South Africa, Chile
- September: Spain, Italy
- October: Spain, Italy
- November: Spain, USA
- December: USA
Sunworld – Sugrathirtyfive