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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

GRAPE - RED GLOBE GRAPE



Common Name: Red Globe Grape
Botanical Name: Vitis vinifera
Specimens From: China

Grapes, a favorite fruit from the old world, dating back several thousand years ago. Grapes are often used and depicted in those movies where the kings and queens been fed by their subjects.

There are several species of grapes but more than 90% of the cultivated grapes are from "vinifera" species (also known as the European grapes), which is native to the Mediterranean and central Asia. The minority of several other species, comes from the America continent.

Grape production is mainly divided into 4 uses:
Wine grapes: For wine making
Table grapes: For eating as fresh fruits
Dried grapes: For drying and eaten as snacks, known as raisins
Juiced grapes: For canning as grape juice, jam and preserves

There are several thousands of cultivars but most of those, we probably never get to see it as almost three-quarters of the production, went into wine making. France, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the USA are consistently among the top few countries leading in the production of grapes, mostly for the wine industry but China is the top producer of table grapes, mainly of this "red globe" variety.

Red globe grapes are primary used as table grapes and belongs to the red group as it has red skin. It is almost round, similar to a globe and hence the name given. It is large as it is among the largest berries in the grapes family. This variety of grape is well-known and considered as good quality grape even though it is seeded. It is sweet, with plenty of juice but also comes with plenty of big seeds too!


Fruit: Grapes; Vitis vinifera; Vitaceae.


Other fruit in the same family: Calmeria Grapes


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13 comments:

Tammy said...

I love grapes! This is one fruit I like to eat whenever I get the chance.

Karin said...

When I was a little girl, my grandmother told me not to swallow the seeds. I could get appendicitis, she said. I wonder whereever she learned that. She wasn't a doctor.

kml said...

One of my favorite grapes - just had some a few minutes ago!

morinn said...

I love grapes but it's kind of uncomfortable when there are those big seeds. I prefer white ones, they usually come seedless :D

RennyBA said...

Grapes is one of my favourite fruits and of course wine grapes is great since I love wine too.

Wishing you a wonderful end to your week and Happy Easter Holiday :-)

Anna said...

Oh I love grapes, seedless or with seeds, I eat it all. However, at times I prefer green grapes, and now where is the cheese, lol. Anna :)

Fruit Species said...

Thank you to all for your comments. I love sweet black grapes
Fruity

suman said...

I love to have grapes . Besides these grapes are lovely .

suman
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Taylor said...

these are some of the best grape varieties available... seeded grapes are natural and ALL SEEDLESS grapes have been GENETICALLY MODIFIED so be aware. Genetically modified food is not natural and is chemically imbalanced.

MATHEW said...

Red grapes love it also and red wine as well. Grapes were so very expensive but there a lot of people who does love to buy it. especially before new years eve. They got into thinking that if you have these 21 round fruits - you'll have this luck for the rest of the year.. Well I don't believe in such thing.

All I want is to have those organic produce and eat it. I am not also looking forward into luck but rather the nutrients that I cant get out of it.

organic delivered

Kathy said...

Last December I purchased red globe seedless grapes and cannot find them anywhere now. From everything I've red the red globe grape only comes with seeds. What could I possibly have eaten that was so delicious?

Alton said...

Grapes can be eaten raw or they can be used for making jam, juice, jelly, vinegar, wine, grape seed extracts, raisins, molasses and grape seed oil. Grapes are also used in some kinds of confectionery. Grapes are typically an ellipsoid shape, specifically a prolate spheroid.

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