Bakersfield, California (September 7, 2011) – The Cotton Candy green grape, with a distinctive and sweet flavor, is in its first year of commercial trial production in Grapery’s California vineyards.
“Cotton Candy tastes like no other grape,” said Grapery CEO Jim Beagle in a company press release. “You have to try them for yourself. Frankly you won’t be able to stop eating them. Our commercial trials look very successful, and we are rapidly expanding production of this grape variety over the next several years,” says Beagle.
Grapery™ is the exclusive licensee in California for Cotton Candy® production.
Thanks to a remarkable strategic partnership with Grapery, Cotton Candy was developed and patented by International Fruit Genetics (IFG). IFG developed this variety of grape in its Delano, Calif.-based breeding program over a 10-year period. Cotton Candy was created under an exclusive contract with the University of Arkansas, by using traditional breeding methods to cross the best California grape varieties with grapes bred at the University of Arkansas.