Sweet Globe is a green seedless grape of medium to large size with a round to oval-shaped berry. The skin colour is pale-green to pale yellow, often with slight blemish marks. The flesh is very crisp, almost crunchy, while the skin is thin and hardly impacts on the eating experience. Flavour is mild, acids are low, but the texture / sweetness combination makes Sweet Globe a very attractive option.
Any examples of Sweet Globe that are soft in texture are, unfortunately, the result of poor quality control, at or after harvest, or of the variety being grown in the wrong place: good retailers will avoid such fruit.
Sweet Globe is a mid-season grape. Growers will be attracted to the variety due to excellent texture, resistance to bruising and very good storage potential.
Good Fruit Guide Rating: ****
Consumers will enjoy Sweet Globe for its lovely texture / sweetness combination.
Sweet, crisp, crunchy
Names: Sweet Globe®; IFG Ten; IFG 067-105; USPP24583P3
Origin: IFG Ten is a product of the grape breeding programme of International Fruit Genetics, California, overseen by Dr David Cain. It is the result of a cross between USDA selection B31-164 x Princess performed in May 2003, and was selected as a single plant in August 2005. Final true-to-type asexual reproduction was proved in April 2006 near Delano, Kern County California. Sweet Globe is the registered trademark of IFG10, owned by International Fruit Genetics. The US Plant Patent for IFG10 was granted in July, 2014.
Grown in: Brazil, Peru, South Africa, California, Egypt, Spain
Harvest & Availability: Sweet Globe ripens in mid-August, or slightly later than Thompson Seedless in Delano, California. Harvest in Israel generally starts at the end of July. Suppliers to UK tend to as follows:
- February: South Africa
- March: South Africa
- July: Egypt
- August: Egypt, Israel
- September: Israel
- October: Brazil
- November: Brazil, Peru
- December: Brazil, Peru