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pione (ピオーネ) grapes?

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They are common in Japan, and are even made into curry. What do you think of this grape's taste, and why don't we see more of it here in the U.S.?

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  1. These are the large purple grapes?

    If so, they are great. We get ours from the Korean markets when they are in season.

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    1. re: hannaone

      Huge, purplish black, seedless? Wow.

      Actually, I've never seen them here. I've found "Keobong" (거봉) or "Kyoho"(巨峰) grapes, though. Or concord grapes. With large seeds.

      Were they called pione? Perhaps some other name? Please let me know when you see them next time.

    2. And some are truly humongous.
      Pictures:
      http://www.budoukan.co.jp/file/23/pio...
      http://cyarinko.ikora.tv/usr/cyarinko...

      Juicy, flavorful, sweet, low acidity.