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Coronation Grapes - sightings?

eatrustic Aug 29, 2012 07:12 PM

We should be pretty well on top of the Okanagan Coronation Grape season but I haven't seen any yet. I figured all this hot weather would have erased the late start to the season and then some...

Anyone come across any?

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  1. Sam Salmon RE: eatrustic Aug 29, 2012 09:35 PM

    Not exactly Coronations but I did run across an interesting variation @ H Mart on Robson today-imported from Korea naturally.

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      focioncroci RE: eatrustic Aug 29, 2012 11:12 PM

      I saw them at Superstore on Marine Drive

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      1. re: focioncroci
        eatrustic RE: focioncroci Aug 31, 2012 08:46 AM

        Thanks! I picked some up although they are bringing them in from Ontario......go figure.

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        eatrustic RE: eatrustic Sep 1, 2012 06:24 PM

        Ok, they're now busting out all over the farmer's markets with numerous vendors. The Ontario version from Superstore is definitely inferior to the local stuff and we are just getting started.

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          dustthouart RE: eatrustic Sep 2, 2012 08:11 PM

          I don't usually buy grapes but I'm pretty sure I noticed some green ones at Osoyoos Market at Victoria and 41st. I think $2/lb? Something like that. Maybe I should try them.

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          1. re: dustthouart
            eatrustic RE: dustthouart Sep 2, 2012 09:01 PM

            Not sure that there are green Coronations but the green variety that comes out at this time is pretty tasty.
            Coronations are dark purple and look a lot like Concords but without the seeds.

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            michaelmas RE: eatrustic Sep 4, 2012 08:43 PM

            Bought some grapes at Donald's market on Hastings yesterday - advertised as concord grapes but they're seedless - could these be coronation?
            I think they were $1.69 or $1.99/lb - and very good!

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            1. re: michaelmas
              eatrustic RE: michaelmas Sep 5, 2012 11:53 PM

              Most likely, they are now just about everywhere. Enjoy the short season before the Concords arrive with their seeds and thick skins (great for jelly though, that's for sure).

              It's funny how often they try to pass Coronations for Concords and vise versa. Basically it's ignorance on the part of the produce staff combined with the occasional willful misrepresentation.

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