Autumn Royal is a late-season black grape. It has large, elongated purple-black berries with a crunchy skin, firm texture and a pleasant level of sweetness. It is generally seedless with attractive, translucent yellow-green flesh.
Under some seasonal circumstances, Autumn Royal can develop a seed ‘trace’ which can be visible, but usually not detectable through ‘mouth-feel’. Occasionally, though, seeds do develop enough hardness to be detected. Autumn Royal is occasionally prone to ‘shatter’, which is manifest for consumers by berries dropping off the vine.
Due it’s late maturity, Autumn Royal provides a good quality grape for growers that prolongs the season from any region.
Good Fruit Guide Rating: ***
Autumn Royal will satisfy most consumers, as a sweet, crisp late-season grape, despite the occasional soft seed.
Sweet, crisp, firm
Names: Autumn Royal
Origin: Developed by fruit breeders at the Agricultural Research Service, Fresno, California, Autumn Royal was released in 1997. Sunworld, California hold the registration for the name, Autumn Royal.
Grown In: The main growing areas for Autumn Royal are California, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Peru, Chile, 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