Crimson Seedless:  This new variety of grape produces elongated, oval-shaped berries with a red skin, ripening in early October in Fresno County.  The grapes are medium sized, firm, and very sweet in conical clusters.  Weather permitting, the grapes can be held on the vine until late November and has become one of the most widely approved grapes by retailers in California.

dave wilson.png

Flame Seedless: Medium-sized, light red. Crisp, sweet, excellent flavor. For fresh use or raisins. Needs hot summer. Ripens before Thompson. Vigorous. 100 hours. Self-fruitful. Cane or spur prune.

dave wilson.png

Princess Seedless: This grape was developed in Fresno County, making it an excellent choice for home growers who are looking for a white grape.  The grapes are cylindrical, resembling the Thompson seedless, though they are typically larger.  The berries are firm and sweet with a floral or muscat taste.  They ripen in mid-August with harvesting running to early October depending on the weather.

Ruby Seedless: This grape producs a dark red, sweet, crisp berry in very dense clusters.  While it does not need a much heat as Thompson seedless grapes, it ripens after them.  It was cultivated at the University of California-Davis for its use as a table grape, and it is known for its extremely large clusters.  It is resistant to sunburn, though it is susceptible to powdery mildew and bunchrot.  Gardeners should watch for signs of these conditions and treat accordingly.

dave wilson.png

Thompson Seedless: This grape is a the choice favorite of growers throughout California and Arizona.  It produces large, cylindrical very sweet clusters of berries that ripen in mid-August.  The berries appear greenish-white to gold when fully ripe and are medium-sized.  It is the most widely cultivated grape in California and loved for its versatility.  Though primarily used for raisins, it can be used for wine or eaten fresh.  The Thompson Seedless needs plenty of heat to produce best.


Fuzzy Kiwifruit: Actinidia chinesis, aka A. deliciousa. Low chilling requirement, adapted to Southern CA. Tasty, well-regarded fuzzy-skinned fruit. Pollenized by Tomuri Male.

Issai Hardy KiwifruitActinidia arguta 'Issai' . Fuzzless fruit: no need to peel. Smaller than the standard kiwi, often sweeter. Very high in vitamin C. Much more winter hardy than Hayward. New growth tender to frost, but plant recovers quickly. Often sets fruit the first year. 300 hours. Self-fruitful.