Actually a berry. Small round fruits found in bunches. Some have seeds and others seedless. Eat fresh, garnish cheese and fruit platters, fruit salads, topping fruit flans and tarts.
Thompson Seedless: Green (white), sultana grape, sweet and juicy.
Waltham Cross: Pale, golden green, with large fruit and seeds.
Flame Seedless: Red, round and firm, crisp in texture and slightly tart in flavour.
Ruby Seedless: Deep red, tender skin and firm sweet flesh.
Cardinal: Cherry-red to red-purple in colour, large, round to oval shape, with seeds.
Purple Cornichon: Purple grape, long oval shape, thick skin and soft fleshy pulp with seeds.
Muscat: Blue-black in colour, medium sized with a seed. Skin is firm with a soft, juicy, well flavoured pulp.
As grapes do not ripen once removed from the vine only choose ripe, firm grapes in bunches without withered or broken fruit or stickiness.
In a box or container under refrigeration for a short time only. If damp, mould will develop quickly.
Wash just prior to using. To remove seeds for recipes cut in half and flick out with a knife or use seedless varieties.
In hot weather freeze small bunches for refreshing snacks.