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The huge grapes in Pan's Labyrinth...

grocerytrekker Jan 18, 2007 05:06 AM

...are probably not real grapes. But they looked good enough to tempt the little girl. If they were real, what variety would they be?

What are the biggest grape varieties?

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  1. bklyngrl RE: grocerytrekker Jan 18, 2007 05:22 PM

    They looked like red globe grapes, maybe size exaggerated by special affects.

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    1. re: bklyngrl
      grocerytrekker RE: bklyngrl Jan 18, 2007 05:27 PM

      You are probably right.

    2. bklyngrl RE: grocerytrekker Jan 18, 2007 05:31 PM

      Except do those have seeds? And if so, did she eat them?

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        grocerytrekker RE: bklyngrl Jan 18, 2007 05:39 PM

        I don't want to spoil it for people who haven't seen it yet. What an original movie. Wonderful direction.

        Let me just add that although the grapes looked good, the setting was far from appetizing. Shhh.

      2. orangewasabi RE: grocerytrekker Jan 18, 2007 05:31 PM

        Dunno if they'd be the biggest but Muscat grapes can get pretty huge.

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          grocerytrekker RE: orangewasabi Jan 18, 2007 05:42 PM

          Possible. You can't really tell from the pictures, but red globe sounds pretty big.

          This picture looks good for muscat grapes.

        2. Will Owen RE: grocerytrekker Jan 18, 2007 05:40 PM

          My grandfather Owen was a great experimental gardener, who even corresponded extensively with Luther Burbank back in the Teens and Twenties. Among the wonders growing in his Illinois back yard were the biggest grapes I've ever seen anywhere - bunches of huge blue-purple things the size of plums, looking almost like giant Concords, but much thinner-skinned and with tender, tasty flesh. I never did learn what kind they were, and when his youngest daughter took over the house she tore out all the fruiting plants and replaced them with grass, lawn ornaments and boring perennials.

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            grocerytrekker RE: Will Owen Jan 18, 2007 05:57 PM

            In the movie, I recall it was red, rather than blue-purple.

            They are tasty, all right, those concord grapes:

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