Witch Finger Grapes, sometimes called Tear Drop Grapes or Sweet Sapphire Grapes, get their name from their unique elongated, pointy shape. They're super sweet with a deep, rich flavor. How cool are these grapes!?
I know, right?
It was such a treat when Melissa's Produce introduced them to me, that I have to do the same for you.
Sure their unique, elongated shape, and gorgeous deep purple color might have grabbed your attention, but it's their super sweet, delicious flavor that will keep you coming back for more.
What do Witch Finger Grapes Taste Like?
Though they're incredibly juicy and not one bit dried, they almost taste like raisins.
What are Witch Fingers grapes?
Witch Fingers Grapes (Tear Drop Grapes or Sweet Sapphire Grapes) are an artisan hybrid of grape, grown exclusively by one producer in California.
When are they in season?
Witch Finger Grapes are in season in July and August.
Their popularity is growing quickly, so every year their season will become more and more plentiful.
Gelson's Markets carry them, but they might be in and out, so call before you head over. I'm sure you can find them in other stores as well -- just call first.
And you can always check with Melissa's Produce, here. (When they have them in stock, you can order directly from them.)
Simply a grape lover? Here are more recipes with grapes:
- Grape-Plum Summer Salsa
- Wine Marinated Grapes
- Roasted Hatch Chile Grape Tapas
- Persimmon Grape Udon Salad with Miso Dressing
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Those are crazy looking!! How fun!
They almost look like chili peppers.
Bet they taste amazing. I'm gonna have to get my hands on them, V!
Colette, they DO look lite little chile peppers! 😉
I just found the Witch Fingers grapes at my local Nob Hill! What a summer treat!
Oh Deb, I'm so happy you had them. So yummy!
Those look like fun. My husband is a grape fanatic, I'll have to see if I can scrounge some up somewhere.
Hope you find them, Kalinda! 🙂
WOW, have to get over there and get some of these. Thanks, Valentina, you are always on the cutting edge of what's delicious! - Kaye
Who knows Kaye, maybe you'll have a crop of your own one day! 🙂
We have similar shaped white grapes in my country, also very tasty, however, the popular name for this grape is "goat's tits" 😀
That sounds so interesting! What country are you from?
How cool are these?? I didn't know Melissa's would ship - am definitely going to check that out. Isn't your mind spinnin with ways to use them in cooking? I am somehow imagining braised chicken thighs with these grapes, shallots and rosemary... Thanks for the introduction! ~ David
oooh yum -- love the braised chicken idea. do it! 😀
Kateri Von Steal
THOSE ARE CRAZY!
They don't carry them by me...
But, I wish they did!
wow in india i like to produce this varity so pls tell how to do this
I will look into where/how to get seeds, and let you know. thank you for checking out my site. 🙂
Hello again -- I found out from Melissa's Produce that this grape is a proprietary variety, and seeds are not available. Sorry!
Please let me know from qhere i can get this variety in india in both green and black ....
This grape is a proprietary variety, and seeds are not available. Sorry!
I just bought some at Publix, my toddlers LOVE them....
Great! My kids think they're super cool. 🙂