Species: V. vinifera
Country of origin: USA
Breeder: David Ramming and Ron Tarailo
Year released: 1989
Pedigree: C133-199 x Emperor
Berry color: Red
Use(s): Table grape
Crimson Seedless is a late-season red seedless table grape developed by David Ramming and Ron Tarailo of the USDA-ARS in
The cultivar produces medium sized (0.5 kg.), conical, well filled to slightly compact clusters with a shoulder. Crimson Seedless is the latest ripening seedless table grape currently produced in
The berries are medium in size (3-4 grams) and are cylindrical to oval in shape. The skin is medium in thickness and the flesh is translucent and firm to crisp. The flavor is described as sweet, neutral and very good and the cultivar has been received favorably by the retail trade due to its excellent eating characteristics and late-season availability.
Crimson Seedless has become one of the most important table grape cultivars grown in
Foundation Plant Services at UC Davis is the source of Foundation grapevine material for the nursery industry, and the staff can provide information about possible sources for obtaining this stock.
The National Grape Registry (NGR) contains information about varieties of wine, juice, and table grapes, raisins, and grape rootstocks available in the United States. Growers, nurseries, winemakers and researchers can find background information and source contacts for those grape varieties in this single convenient location.