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tastycakes Sep 2, 2008 12:10 PM

a friend let me sample some of these and they are great! very similar to concord and with a woefully short season as well. has anyone seen them in koreatown markets?

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  1. Professor Salt RE: tastycakes Sep 2, 2008 12:14 PM

    They're called Kyoho grapes.

    There's a grower out of Temecula that comes to the UC Irvine and Santa Monica (Pico & Cloverfield one) farmer's markets. They probably go to other FM's, but that's the two I know they sell at.

    These are popular in Korea and Japan, so any decent supermarket that caters to those demographics will have them right now.

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      mandelabra RE: Professor Salt Sep 2, 2008 12:20 PM

      Yes, the only Kyoho grapes grown in this country are those grown by the above-mentioned Temecula folks. The farmer told me that she brings the seeds with her by hand from Japan! She is also at the Sunday Hollywood Farmer's Market.

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        Professor Salt RE: mandelabra Sep 2, 2008 12:41 PM

        Park's Vineyard is the name of the grower. Had to look up an old blog post of mine to get the name.

        This photo of their banner should help ID the farmer's market booth, for anyone interested:
        http://professorsalt.com/2006/09/26/e...

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          mandelabra RE: Professor Salt Sep 2, 2008 10:15 PM

          Jeesh, for some reason I was led to believe that they were the only ones who grew them here! I guess you can't believe anything, right?!

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        epop RE: Professor Salt Sep 2, 2008 06:36 PM

        yes, these supermarkets have them. surprisingly they show up at different times of year, including mid-winter. i assume those came from south america and were also good.

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          Professor Salt RE: epop Sep 2, 2008 07:53 PM

          Just got back from 99 Ranch. They had California (Reedley, near Fresno) grown Kyohos for 8.99 a pound.

      3. choctastic RE: tastycakes Sep 2, 2008 01:01 PM

        I saw them at Zion Market in Irvine and at HK Market on Western.

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          slacker RE: tastycakes Sep 2, 2008 01:39 PM

          Last year I found them at the Culver City fm.

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            mungus RE: tastycakes Sep 2, 2008 10:06 PM

            I just bought some Kyoho grapes today at the Safe n Save market on Sawtelle (the one near Hide Sushi) for $2.25/lb.

            I also saw a flier saying they would be on sale at Nijiya market on Sawtelle for $1.99/lb this weekend.

            Two weeks ago, I bought them at the Galleria market on Western and Olympic, a 4 lb box for $10.

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              bhooper77 RE: mungus Sep 22, 2008 05:35 PM

              for the last few years Park's Vineyard had them on Sundays at the Hollywood Farmers Market on Ivar, but I haven't seen them there this year. It's killing me! Another grower there has them - an apple farmer - towards the south part of the market on the east side, but they're not nearly as good.

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