Taiwan Kyoho Grapes
The Kyoho grape, known for its large size, is a cross between the Ishihara and Centennial grape varieties and was first produced in Japan in 1937.
With fruits that get as big as a plum, these are the largest grapes you can find. In fact, the name “Kyoho” translates from Japanese to “giant-mountain grape,” a moniker that stemmed from Mount Fuji. These black beauties were specially bred in the 1930s and are a cross between the Ishiharawase and Centennial grape varieties. In Japan, this grape is served for dessert or juiced and mixed into traditional chuhai cocktails.
Characteristics: Large, dark black-purple berries with a big inedible seed and thick, bitter skin. You will want to peel off the outside to enjoy the sweet fruit underneath, which has a similar taste to the Concord grape.
Black Monukka Grape Vine (Seedless)
A large, purplish color crisp seedless grape with juicy, sweet, and nice flavor. Eat Fresh or raisins. 100 hours. Self-fruitful. 100 Chill Hours Needed. Doesn’t need as much summer heat as others.
Black Monukka grapes are clusters of large and long grapes. Medium to large, oval, reddish-black grapes; mostly seedless. Black Monukka grapes have crisp flesh; sweet flavor. Excellent for all uses, especially fresh of raisins. Self-fruitful, requires 100 chilling hours. Hardiest of European varieties.