Fresh table grapes

Thompson Seedless Grapes

Considered primarily as a raisin variety, the Thompson Seedless grape variety is one of the most common white table grapes and its origins and history are well documented. The Thompson Seedless grapes variety was among a group of cuttings purchased from a nursery in New York in 1878 and planted by William Thompson of Marysville, California. Thompson propagated the cuttings and gave some of them to his neighbor, John Onstott of Yuba City. It was Onstott who realized the commercial potential of Thompson’s grapes variety and became very successful with it. In 1892 he shipped over two million Thompson Seedless cuttings and rootstocks to growers throughout the state. It is interesting to note that although the variety was named after Thompson, the first person to bring it to California, it was later discovered by gardeners to be the same as the Sultanina grown in Asia Minor. The variety is known by many other names around the world, including Oval Kishmish (Eastern Mediterranean), Ak-Kishmish (Russia), Sultana (South Africa and Australia) and Chekirdeksiz (Turkey).

The versatility of Thompson Seedless grapes extends to its use as a raisin. While it is best known for producing natural sundried raisins (about 93 percent of its ‘Thompson Seedless’ raisins), about 7 percent of its raisins go to commercial dehydrators to make golden seedless ones (about 4.5 percent and sink about 2.5 percent) products.


The Thompson Seedless grape variety produces large, cylindrical, broad-shouldered clusters that ripen in the 2nd ten days of August. Thompson Seedless grapes are seedless, medium sized, elliptical in shape and greenish white to golden in color. Its rise in popularity is largely due to its seedless character, thin skin and crunchy texture.
Thompson Seedless grapes are the most versatile of the grape varieties. While the largest proportion of its area is devoted to raisin production (about 70 percent), a significant proportion is used for fresh table grapes (about 14.5 percent), crushing for wine, grape juice concentrate and distillate products (about 14 percent ) and canning (about 1.5 percent).

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