Sugar Crisp is a late-season seedless green grape with medium to large elongated berries (18-20mm). The skin is a pale-green to pale-yellow colour and quite thin, though is sometimes noticeable while chewing, and can convey a very slight astringency. The flesh is very crisp and has excellent levels of sweetness, low acids with a mild flavour. Brix levels are typically 17-20o.
Growers are attracted to Sugar Crisp due to its very late harvest, good productivity, large berries, colour and sweetness.
Good Fruit Guide Rating: ****
Consumers will enjoy Sugar Crisp for lovely crisp texture, large berries, good sweetness and low acids.
Names: Sugar Crisp®; IFG Eleven; IFG 093-166; USPP24551P3
Origin: Sugar Crisp® is a product of the International Fruit Genetics breeding programme. It was first hybridized in May, 2005 from two unnamed IFG seedless selections. The first asexual propagation occurred in December, 2007 with propagules being planted in April, 2008 near Delano, Kern County, California. The US plant patent for IFG Eleven was granted in June, 2014. Sugar Crisp® is a registered varietal name owned by International Fruit Genetics LLC, California.
Grown in: California, Italy, Brazil, South Africa
Harvest & Availability: Harvest in Kern County, California is in late September. Supplies of Sugar Crisp to UK are as follows:
- May: Brazil
- September: Italy
- October: Italy
- November: Italy, Brazil