Sweet Enchantment is an early-season seedless black grape with medium to large oval (obtuse ovate) berries. It has a deep ebony black skin which is moderately thick and chewy, and has a mild astringency. The flesh is quite soft and bursts into the mouth on biting with a rush of juicy sweetness, balanced nicely by a mild tang. Sweetness levels are high (about 19Brix) and flavour is neutral. Occasionally, a vestigial seed can be detected in the berry, but without any detriment to eating quality.
Sweet Enchantment is similar to Summer Royal but with larger berries, greater productivity and better storage characteristics, such as very little stem drying or berry shatter and less decay.
Good Fruit Guide Rating: ****
Sweet Enchantment is attractive for it’s sweet, juicy berries that burst in the mouth.
Soft, bursting, sweet tang
Names: Sweet Enchantment®; IFG Eight; IFG 040-052; USPP23315P2
Origin: Sweet Enchantment® is a product of the International Fruit Genetics breeding programme in California. It resulted from a cross between Summer Royal and Regal in May, 2004. Following field trials, it was selected as a single plant in August, 2006 and first asexually propagated in December, 2006. The US Plant Patent was granted in January, 2013.
Grown in: California, Peru
Harvest & Availability: Harvest in Delano, California is late July to early August. Supplying countries to UK are as follows:
- November: Peru
- December: Peru