Sweet Celebration

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