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pione (ピオーネ) grapes?

grocerytrekker Feb 23, 2008 08:50 AM

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.?

  1. grocerytrekker Feb 24, 2008 10:36 AM

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

    Juicy, flavorful, sweet, low acidity.

    1. hannaone Feb 23, 2008 09:13 AM

      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
        grocerytrekker Feb 23, 2008 12:18 PM

        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.

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