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A quick and healthy snack, grapes are high in calcium and phosphorus and a good source of vitamin A. Grapes grow on long winding vines, which is the perfect metaphor for a history that takes the fruit back to ancient Egypt in 2400 B.C. and then on to Greece and Rome between 200 and 600 A.D. By this time there were already 91 grape varieties, 50 kinds of wines and even detailed vine-training methods. From Europe the popular fruit made its way to the Orient and also traveled west, succeeding on many climate-friendly continents.
The grape grows best in dry and hot locations with cool winters. Although harsh winters can destroy vines, grapes are able to adapt to a wide range of soils, from shallow to deep. Since grapes have a variety of uses, such as grape juice, wine and raisins and can be eaten fresh off the vine, harvesting stages vary a great deal. For example, table grapes are harvested in the summer while wine grapes are harvested in the fall.
Select from the list below to learn more about the red, green and black grape varieties our dedicated growers in Chile, Mexico and California provide.