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Jun 23, 2010 01:23 PM

Whatever happened to Thompson seedless grapes?

I know they weren't chic or gourmet - sort of the iceberg lettuce of grapes. But they were sweet and reliable, and I miss them. Where did they disappear to, and why? Haven't seen them in years.

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  1. I am wondering the same thing? What happened to these delicious Fresno/Selma grown grapes? I hate the seedless green grapes from Chili!

    1. Shelf life not as long as the 'new' grapes. that are juicy and sweet, but totally tasteless. Here in France, where all grapes come with pips, everyone is a taste bomb and delicious.

      1. Maybe it's where you live? We have them here - all the time.

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            1. re: sedimental

              Yes, I was just thinking that there were plenty of them at Fred Meyer's here in Salem when I needed them for my wild rice salad. I didn't look at where they came from, though.

        1. Mid to late summer for US grown, IIRC. I, too, love those oblong beauties with the taut skins.

          1. Unprofitabile Thompson vines were replaced with wine grapes. Much of the remaining Thompson are turned into raisins, "commodity" table grapes are from South America.