Up to 8,000 years ago, grapes were first cultivated in what is now known as the Middle East. Chile is the top grower of table grapes in the southern hemisphere and the world, with almost 30% of Chile’s fruit growing area dedicated to grapes.
The arid climate of the Chilean summer provides ideal conditions for the production of quality fruit. While known for such popular grape varieties as Red Globe, Crimson and Thompson Seedless, Chile has been introducing numerous new varieties onto the world market, with a focus on superior size, condition and taste. This includes such varieties as:
- Sweet Celebration
- Midnight Beauty
- Scarlota Seedless
- Sweet Jubilee
Chilean table grapes are available from the middle of November to August.