There are over 10,000 types of grapes and 6 different colors. Consequently, they are the ultimate lunch box staple or one-bite snack. And these refreshing treats are loved by adults and kids of all ages.
Some types of grapes are seasonal. But red, green and black grapes are available year round.
5 Different Types Of Grapes
Discover these peak season varieties from July to September. They all come in different flavors, textures and sizes. Try them in various recipes or simply eat them out of hand as a healthy and refreshing snack.
1. Holiday Red Grapes
What are they? Produced by Columbine Vineyards in California’s San Joaquin Valley, this jumbo-sized grape is sweet with a crisp, juicy texture.
Appearance: Round and much larger than other varieties. Bright red skin, seedless flesh.
How to enjoy: Baked into your favorite peach cobbler recipe or mixed into a refreshing cocktail.
2. Gum Drop Types Of Grapes
Where to get them: They are exclusive to the Grapery Vineyard in California. This hybrid grape has a candy-like flavor with a sugary finish and floral hints.
What they look like: Smaller size with a rounded shape. Brilliant red to black skin and seedless, translucent flesh.
How to use: Freeze in a single layer, then drop in a glass of wine to keep it chilled.
3. Thomcord Grapes
What are they? They are a hybrid of the Thompson Seedless and Concord grapes. This variety packs a vivid color and complex sweet flavor similar to grape juice or jelly.
Appearance: Deep purple to bluish black skin with seedless flesh. Plump and small to medium in size.
How to enjoy: Made into grape jelly, blended into smoothies, or sliced on a peanut butter sandwich.
4. Cotton Candy Grapes
Where to get them: This unique hybrid from Grapery Vineyards tastes just like the fluffy carnival favorite with hints of vanilla.
What they look like: Light to medium green skin. Oval-like shape and medium to large in size.
How to use: Skewer onto fruit kabobs, or sliced and tossed with greens, feta and toasted walnuts.
5. Sweet Sapphire (Moon Drop) Grapes
Where they’re from: Also from Grapery Vineyards. This striking variety packs bright, earthy sweetness (like grape jelly) and a pleasant snap.
Appearance: Deep purple to black skin and seedless flesh. Medium to large size with a unique, finger-like shape.
How to enjoy: Sliced for breakfast toast spread with almond butter.
The Types Of Grapes at Jane’s Cafe
At our cafe in Mission Valley, we offer red, green and black grapes throughout the year. They are available as a snack or catering plater along with cheeses and crackers. You can also order online for delivery, call (619) 380-2501 for takeout, or come visit us!