It does not happen every day that a breeder finds a great new selection, but this one I will remember.
Back in 2004, when serving as Sun World’s grape breeder, I made this cross, and on August 25, 2006, I have visited the original seedling and identified it as a new selection.
At first sight I knew that these grapes are special.
When I brought clusters into the lab everybody agreed that this new selection does have a lot of potential. This new selection fits very well to be harvested after Thompson Seedless as a late green seedless grape.
I am very glad that Sun World has continued the development of this selection, and has decided to brand it as: AUTUMNCRISP®
This new selection became US PP20,491 P2 on November 17, 2009.
Here are some links of articles about the new brand:
In late September 2016 I was very happy to find Autumn Crisp at the grocery stores in Israel.
It is grown and marketed by Tali Grapes.
A new late white seedless table grape
AUTUMNCRISP® brand table grapes cv. Sugrathirtyfive grapevines are the exclusive personal property and trade secrets of Sun World
International, LLC in all countries. US and foreign plant patent/plant variety rights are granted or pending, including US Plant Patent PP 20491.
AUTUMNCRISP® is a registered trademark of Sun World International, LLC in the USA and various other countries.