New Varieties of Seedless Grapes

Agriculture/Environmental Sciences

Dr. Avi Pearl
Agricultural Research Organization – Volcani Center

The researcher heads a project that develops vines yielding improved seedless grape varieties, both for export consumption and for the local market. The project aims for large, very firm grapes that have an excellent taste and long shelf life. Already the project has yielded choice varieties that now grow on a large scale in vineyards inside and outside Israel, including the “Prime” variety – a tasty green variety that ripens early and is exported by the millions of boxes per season. Recently its red cousin, the “Starlight” variety,