Crimson or Red seedless grapes are my pick of the week. Traditionally white grapes have been Australia's favourite grape and they are fantastic early in the season. Now however most of the whites have been harvested and are in cool storage. Crimsons are being picked fresh and shipped daily so are a fresher grape with a crisper flavour. Highly coloured fruit commands a huge price premium but undeservedly so. Often the paler even almost white fruit is not so coloured because it has been subjected to the hottest weather which makes it go pale, but also go sweet. Smaller fruit (usually sold in bags) is just as good to eat as the larger, more expensive fruit. Pinch one off the bunch and taste it before you automatically pick up your white grapes, I always do.
HOW TO PICK
HOW TO STORE
Choose grapes with a crisp firm flesh. Avoid soft or wrinkled fruit.
Store unwashed grapes in an airtight container or in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge. For longer lasting grapes, wash only just before serving.