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Sep 8, 2011 10:19 AM

Muscat and/or Concord grapes?

Hiya... Looking for a convenient source for muscat or concord grapes (for snacking, not wine-making). I really like how once you get past the really firm skin, the interior is like a gelatinous sac of nectar -- I reckon it's what Unicorn testicles might taste like, if Unicorns ever revealed themselves... Thanks...

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  1. Apkarian Family Farm has Muscats and "Thomacords" (cross between a Thompson and a Concord). I love the Thomacords.

    They're at the Saturday Pasadena FM. Not sure whether this is "convenient" as you don't mention your location.


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      1. re: Peripatetic

        I second this rec.

        They actually have two different muscat-type grapes: green seedless Diamond Muscats (absolutely delicious; I ate a big bowl of them last night), and purple/red, seeded Hamburg Muscats.

        1. re: Jack Flash

          They sound awesome, will seek them out, along with that japanese concord variety already mentioned. The more wine-like the flavor, the better, says I. Thanks...

      2. there is a japanese vendor at the Studio City Sunday farmer's market that carries the japanese version of concord grapes from around now to October........they are delicious.....very much like the Eastern true concords......

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        1. re: don took

          I think you're talking about Kyoho grapes:

          I know there's a vendor at the Saturday Pasadena FM and Sunday Hollywood FM that carries these, though the season is very short and it may already be over.