Receiving Information: Shatter: Detachment of berries from the cluster is called shatter. Shatter increases with rough or excessive handling. Shatter can be reduced by gentle handling and maintaining recommended temperature and relative humidity levels. Moisture: Never wash grapes in preparation for the display. The natural protective layer created by the grapes, called bloom, will be removed. This allows for dehydration or water loss to occur. Once the bloom is removed, it dramatically increases the susceptibility to mold & decay. Air circulation: Grape lugs should be kept away from air blasts. Moving air has a drying effect on grapes. The rate of drying is directly related to the velocity of air. Ethylene gas: Table grapes are not sensitive to ethylene. However, exposure to ethylene may be a secondary factor in shatter. Reduce the effects of ethylene exposure by maintaining cold temperatures and good air movement. Odor sensitivity: Never store odorous products with grapes; they absorb odors. Storage/Handling: Maintain adequate air circulation during storage. Keep grapes away from ethylene-producing fruits and ripening rooms. Temperature/humidity recommendation for short-term storage of 7 days or less: 32-36 degrees F / 0 _ 2 degrees.
Green Seedless Grapes range in color from deep green to light green, and sometimes tinged with amber depending on variety. Grown in clusters, Green Grapes are generally known to be sweet. Perfect for eating out of hand, salads or desserts.