Diversify is the name of the game for Mexican grape growers

04/19/2013 11:29:00 AM
Cynthia David

Some chain stores on the high end are selling three red grapes for one green grape, he said, and on the low end they’re probably 60% red and 40% green.

That’s one of the reason Mexican growers are producing more flame seedless, he said.

Despite its seeds, the red globe remains popular with is big round berries, firm texture and sweet flavour.

“Mexico is getting close to a million boxes of red globes,” said Miguel Suarez, owner of Nogales, Ariz.-based MAS Melons & Grapes LLC.

Latin Americans who grew up eating seeded grapes still love them, he said, even if they move to the U.S.

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