The Sweet Carnival proprietary grape variety will debut at PMA's Fresh Summit in Orlando, Fla. ( Courtesy Sunview Marketing International )

Sunview Marketing International, Delano, Calif., is introducing a proprietary grape, Sweet Carnival, with commercial volumes expected next year.

The grape’s flavor is described as “pink spun sugar you find at the fair,” by Sunview Marketing vice president of sales Mitch Wetzel in a news release.

“We say Sweet Carnival is ‘as sweet any carnival treat,’ and we’re excited that we are able to offer it in commercial volumes from the beginning of September through most of November next year,” Wetzel said in the release.

The grape will debut at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit on Oct. 19-20 in Orlando, Fla., at booth No. 3061.

Sweet Carnival joins other proprietary varieties developed since Sunview started a breeding program 35 years ago, including Rosa, Stella Bella, Gem and Sparkle.

Sweet Carnival will be appearing in stores in late summer 2019.

Submitted by Professor Lorax on Wed, 10/10/2018 - 16:02

It's called cotton candy.

Submitted by Michael Oaks PHD CPA on Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:50

Hello Professor Lorax. Please explain why you say it's called cotton candy?

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Submitted by Jordan G. on Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:33

These grapes are absolutely disgusting!! They would be good if more than one or two out of the whole pound or more, actually tasted better than tart, Even like a grape let alone pink sugar...

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Submitted by Stephen Howells Sr on Fri, 11/02/2018 - 16:44

You’re absolutely right I bought some of these grapes and they are just as you described awful

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Submitted by Professor Lorax on Tue, 10/16/2018 - 14:50

“pink spun sugar you find at the fair,” = cotton candy

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