Tear Drops® Grapes
Inventory, 16 lbs : 0
This item was last sold on : 03/24/17
Tear Drops® grapes are available in the summer.
Tear Drops® grapes are a seedless table grape prized for their unique shape and concentrated sweet fruity flavor. They were created by the Grapery® in Bakersfield, CA by a process of hybridization, using hand pollination and selective breeding. After years of experimentation, the Tear Drop® variety was released without any use of additives or GMO’s.
Tear Drops® have a peculiar elongated shape that tapers at one end, much like that of a chili pepper. They grow in tightly compacted clusters that can become quite heavy due to grapes’ larger than average size. The thin and tender skin is light red to maroon with green tinges, while the translucent inner flesh is crisp and juicy. Tear Drops® have a very sweet flavor that is low in tannin and acidity with an overall classic grapey taste that is reminiscent of plums.
Tear Drops® grapes are a good source of antioxidants, flavonoids and vitamins A, C and K.
Tear Drops® grapes were grown to be table grapes, enjoyed fresh out of hand. Their long tubular shape also lends them to more diverse culinary applications than other small round grape varieties. They are large enough to be split in half and stuffed with a salty cheese to complement their sweet flavor. They are also excellent roasted with salt and lemon or blistered over high heat and paired with sautéed bitter greens or sharp Brussel sprouts. Other complimentary flavors include, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, pecans, hazelnuts, pork, poultry, duck, rosemary, fennel, fennel seed, mint, endive, yogurt, blue cheese and goat cheese.
First grown in 2002, Tear Drops® (formaly known as Witch Fingers®) grapes were developed through a breeding program with International Fruit Genetics and the Grapery® of Bakersfield, CA. These finger-shaped grapes are now grown exclusively at only one vineyard in the San Joaquin Valley and are packaged for commercial markets nationwide. They are part of a line of original grape cultivars which also include Flavor Promise®, Flavor Pops®, Cotton Candy® and Moon Drop® grapes.
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