These plump, juicy, all-natural green grapes are one of our newest varieties, and they're one that everyone is excited about. Cotton Candy grapes have a flavor that is unmistakably like cotton candy. It is very sweet, with a higher Brix level than the average green table grape, and has a soft, but crunchy texture. There is very little tartness, which holds the sweetness on the tongue, and a finish with hints of vanilla.
Cotton Candy grapes were created as a table grape to be enjoyed fresh out of hand. They are an appealing sweet snack for kids and are a healthy alternative to sugary candy. Due to their low acid content and vanilla-like flavor, they are most suitable for sweet applications and baked goods such as muffins, ice cream syrups, and sorbets. When used raw they are an excellent crunchy addition to fruit salads. When roasted, their flavor intensifies and develops a rich caramelized flavor, pairing well with both desserts and salty cheeses.
The ideal condition for grapes is 30-32 F with 90-95 percent relative humidity. Grapes generally have a much longer shelf life than other berries, but they still need the care to keep them at their best. Do not store grapes near a cooling unit's direct air path to avoid accelerated dehydration.
Cotton Candy Grape Sorbet
2 lbs cotton candy grapes (frozen)
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp honey