(2 customer reviews)


Timpson is a seedless green grape with round to elongate berries of medium size. The skin colour is pale green to straw-yellow depending on maturity and offers slight resistance, crunch and chewiness on eating, though without bitterness. The flesh is translucent and quite soft with good levels of sweetness (typically 19Brix), though mild in flavour.

Timpson is a mid-season variety, harvested 1 to 2 weeks before Thompson Seedless and has a very good storage potential of 6 weeks or more.

For consumers, Timpson is a good green seedless grape with soft to slightly firm flesh and high levels of sweetness.

Good Fruit Guide Rating: ***

Names: Sheegene 2; Timpson®; US PatentUSPP19912P2

Origin: Sheegene 2 was produced by hybridization of Princess and Red Globe by Timothy P. Sheehan of Porterville, Calif. in 2000. The new variety was first propagated asexually in 2003. It is part of the SNFL breeding programme of Sheehan Genetics LLC. US Patent was granted on 14th April, 2009. Timpson® is the registered name owned by SNFL.

Grown in: South Africa, Namibia, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Egypt, California

Harvest & Availability: Harvest in: South Africa is early January; San Jaoquin, California is late-July

  • January:                   South Africa, Peru
  • February:                 Chile
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  • July:                          Egypt
  • August:                     Egypt, Spain, Italy
  • September:              Spain, Italy
  • October:                   Spain, Italy
  • November:              Brazil
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2 reviews for Timpson

  1. matty

    very helpful guide cant wait to buy them soon

  2. Susan

    We have been buying these grapes for a while now from Sam’s Club. Lately after 2 days the grapes are turning brown and mushy, which now know we are not supposed to eat. We store them properly and do not wash them till ready to eat.

    • Nick Ball

      Hi Susan,
      It is a pity that you have had problems with Timpson grapes from Sam’s Club. Without knowing the country of origin or any date codes, it is difficult to comment, except to say that brown and mushy grapes after 2 days in the fridge indicate that they are either old or have been exposed to poor conditions since being harvested. Good quality grapes should last for a week or so in the fridge and, even if the stalks become dry, the berries are usually intact.
      Hopefully, Sam’s Club will do better next time!

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