Bebop (IFG Thirty-Seven)

BebopTM is a seedless red grape. It has medium to large size oval-shaped berries. The colour of skin is a full deep pink-red. The skin is quite tough to bite and crunchy to chew, though there is very little astringency, and the crunch effect is part of the attraction of the grape. The flavour, in fruit from South Africa, is most striking as it has elements of wine grape and blackcurrant, but with plenty of sweetness, like a toned-down Brazilian Vitoria grape. The flavour is very attractive and there is a good juice content. The brix levels achieved by Bebop are high at 18-20o.

Good Fruit Guide Rating: ****

Bebop is a lovely sweet red grape with a very attractive flavour.

Sweet, flavoursome, chewy

Names: BebopTM; IFG Thirty-Seven; USPP30663P2

Origin: IFG Thirty-Seven is a product of the International Fruit Genetics (IFG) breeding programme in California. The variety originated from a hand pollinated cross of IFG 01161-040-184 x IFG Thirty-four completed in May 2008. Following embryo culture of abortive seed-traces and further selection, IFG Thirty-Seven was selected in September 2011, and first asexual propagation was accomplished in December 2011 in Kern County, California.

The US Plant Patent for IFG Thirty-Seven was granted in July 2019 and will expire in March 2038.  BebopTM is the trade-marked name of IFG Thirty-Seven for marketing purposes.

Grown in: USA, South Africa

Harvest & Availability: IFG Thirty-Seven is harvested at the same time as Thompson Seedless. Availability of BebopTM in UK is generally as follows.

  • January:                       South Africa
  • February:                     South Africa
  • March:                          South Africa
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BebopTM – IFG website

IFG 37 – US Plant Patent

IFG Thirty-Seven – VIVC International Variety Catalogue


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