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Grape breeding has focused on the development of Hybrid bunch grapes with unique flavor and texture, Muscadine grapes with thin edible skin and firm flesh, and wine and juice grapes adapted to Arkansas

Varieties Developed

2018 Grape Royalties

Compassion

Seedless table grape released in 2017. Green (white) skin, midseason harvest date of August 22, medium cluster size with large berries that have a crisp texture and fruity flavor with some aspects of muscat. 

Compassion HortSci Article 
Compassion Youtube Video

Gratitude

Seedless table grape released in 2012. Green berries with exceptional flesh crispness and neutral flavor. Large clusters with medium-sized berries. Ripens in late August. 

Gratitude HortSci Article 
Gratitude Youtube Video

Faith

Seedless table grape released in 2012. Berries have blue-colored skin, slightly fruity to neutral flavor, and semicrisp texture. Both berries and clusters are medium sized. Ripens late July to early August. 

Faith HortSci Article 
Faith Youtube Video

Enchantment

Red wine grape released in 2016. Deep-colored medium-sized berries with large, semi-loose clusters. Wine characteristics include deep, red color with a good fruit aroma similar to ‘Syrah’. ‘Enchantment’ can be used to produce a single-varietal wine, or be used as a blender to enhance the color or flavor of other wines. Average harvest date of 22 August. 

Enchantment HortSci Article 
Enchantment Youtube Video

Joy

Seedless table grape released in 2012. Blue/black-colored fruit with an exceptional fruity flavor and very soft texture. Medium cluster size with medium-sized berries. Ripens the first or second week of August. 

Joy HortSci Article 
Joy Youtube Video

Neptune

Seedless table grape released in 1999. Medium-sized attractive white (green) berries, large clusters, fruity flavor, and high soluble solids content. Considered a late-season cultivar, ripening around 25 August. 

Neptune HortSci Article 
Neptune Youtube Video

Opportunity

White wine grape released in 2016. Medium-sized berries on large, tight clusters and neutral-flavored juice. Wine has distinct fruit flavors, honey aroma, and a light-gold color with spice like ‘Semillon’ and bouquet of ‘Cayuga White’. Average harvest date of 30 August. 

Opportunity HortSci Article 
Opportunity Youtube Video

Hope

Seedless table grape released in 2012. Green berries with a fruity flavor and soft texture with high production potential. Medium to medium-large clusters with small-medium-sized berries. Ripens mid-August. 

Hope HortSci Article 
Hope Youtube Video

Jupiter

Seedless table grape released in 1999. Large blue/red berries with a mild muscat flavor in medium-sized clusters. Considered an early mid-season cultivar, ripening in late July to early August. 

Jupiter HortSci Article 
Jupiter Youtube Video

Compassion

Seedless table grape released in 2017. Green (white) skin, midseason harvest date of August 22, medium cluster size with large berries that have a crisp texture and fruity flavor with some aspects of muscat. 

Compassion HortSci Article 
Compassion Youtube Video

Opportunity

White wine grape released in 2016. Medium-sized berries on large, tight clusters and neutral-flavored juice. Wine has distinct fruit flavors, honey aroma, and a light-gold color with spice like ‘Semillon’ and bouquet of ‘Cayuga White’. Average harvest date of 30 August. 

Opportunity HortSci Article 
Opportunity Youtube Video

Joy

Seedless table grape released in 2012. Blue/black-colored fruit with an exceptional fruity flavor and very soft texture. Medium cluster size with medium-sized berries. Ripens the first or second week of August. 

Joy HortSci Article 
Joy Youtube Video

Faith

Seedless table grape released in 2012. Berries have blue-colored skin, slightly fruity to neutral flavor, and semicrisp texture. Both berries and clusters are medium sized. Ripens late July to early August. 

Faith HortSci Article 
Faith Youtube Video

Jupiter

Seedless table grape released in 1999. Large blue/red berries with a mild muscat flavor in medium-sized clusters. Considered an early mid-season cultivar, ripening in late July to early August. 

Jupiter HortSci Article 
Jupiter Youtube Video

Enchantment

Red wine grape released in 2016. Deep-colored medium-sized berries with large, semi-loose clusters. Wine characteristics include deep, red color with a good fruit aroma similar to ‘Syrah’. ‘Enchantment’ can be used to produce a single-varietal wine, or be used as a blender to enhance the color or flavor of other wines. Average harvest date of 22 August. 

Enchantment HortSci Article 
Enchantment Youtube Video

Gratitude

Seedless table grape released in 2012. Green berries with exceptional flesh crispness and neutral flavor. Large clusters with medium-sized berries. Ripens in late August. 

Gratitude HortSci Article 
Gratitude Youtube Video

Hope

Seedless table grape released in 2012. Green berries with a fruity flavor and soft texture with high production potential. Medium to medium-large clusters with small-medium-sized berries. Ripens mid-August. 

Hope HortSci Article 
Hope Youtube Video

Neptune

Seedless table grape released in 1999. Medium-sized attractive white (green) berries, large clusters, fruity flavor, and high soluble solids content. Considered a late-season cultivar, ripening around 25 August. 

Neptune HortSci Article 
Neptune Youtube Video