Zante Currant (aka Champagne Grape)

by Fruit Maven

If you are petite, perky and jump out of life size cardboard cakes on new year’s eve, then this is the fruit for you!

APPEARANCE Rating: ★★★★½

Tiny, cutesy little baby red grapes, all bunched up, perfect for display

AROMA Rating: ★★☆☆☆

None

TEXTURE Rating: ★★★★½

Mostly peel and juice, extremely and wonderfully juicy

TASTE Rating: ★★★★½

Pretty sweet, floral, slightly tart

OVERALL Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

These are kind of a pain to get off the vine, but once you do they are a ball of fun to eat. Just pop a handful in your mouth and enjoy the sweet, perfumy, juice explosion. These are party grapes for sure.

FRUIT

Grape

VARIETY

Zante Currant

PEAK

July-Aug

ORIGIN

Greece

GROWN

Unknown

PURCHASED

Grocery Store

NOTES

Also known as the Black Corinth Grape. Zante Currants are not related to red currants or black currants. They are a good table grape, but are commonly used to make raisins and wine.
History of the Zante Currant as one of the oldest raisins known.

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