Grape growers buy, rename Anton Caratan & Son - The Packer

Grape growers buy, rename Anton Caratan & Son

02/24/2011 12:19:28 PM
Mike Hornick

Anton Caratan & Son has been renamed Blanc Vineyards after the California table grape grower was jointly purchased by Delano Farms Co. and Four Star Fruit.

Byron Campbell, a partner in Four Star Fruit, has been named president of Blanc Vineyards. All three companies are based in Delano, Calif.

The move brings Pristine, a seedless green grape variety developed by Anton Caratan & Son, into the fold of Delano Farms and Four Star Fruit. They now have exclusive ownership of the variety in North America, according to a news release. The companies have touted Pristine as a large, crispy grape with a long shelf life.

“The Pristine may become the world’s best table grape, and we look forward to its success in the global market,” Campbell said in the release.

Campbell compared Pristine’s prospects to the successful Crimson Seedless red variety launched in 1989. Several thousand acres of Pristine are planned.

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US  |  December, 04, 2012 at 05:17 AM

I wouldn't be touting it's becoming best at anything. Got royally sick from a bag of "Pristine" grapes the other day.

Bill and Betty Ford    
Louisville, ky 40258  |  October, 02, 2014 at 07:31 PM

My husband and I cannot get enough of these Pristine grapes !!! I cannot tell you how many bags we have bought and have frozen. We love them so much that I am freezing them to have when we go on vacation in 2 weeks. I love them frozen, my husband loves them as they come. Is there any way we can buy them in "bulk" from you ? Thank you so much !

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