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fruitylind Mon 09-Nov-15 09:32:40

I haven't seen any in England for years. I much prefer them as its so easy to overeat seedless grapes and they are less sweet. Seedless often seem about as healthy as haribo and it can't be right to make them seedless and so sweet. Other countries still have them, just not the UK.

DoreenLethal Mon 09-Nov-15 09:33:35

>looks out of dining room window at the grapevine that was just harvested last week<

What about growing your own?

fruitylind Mon 09-Nov-15 09:36:31

Do you live in the north?

Pico2 Mon 09-Nov-15 09:40:25

I'm not sure that it is the seedlessness that makes them sweet, probably market forces compelled growers towards both seedlessness and sweetness.

I'm not convinced that they are much like Haribo either.

WorraLiberty Mon 09-Nov-15 09:42:05

Lidl sell seeded grapes as I found out by mistake last week.

I much prefer seedless.

howabout Mon 09-Nov-15 09:43:18


Apparently we are too lazy to pick the seeds out in the UK.

I much prefer seeded as the skins are not so tough and they are bigger and juicier.

ToBeAChadsman Mon 09-Nov-15 09:49:01

We sometimes get seeded grapes in our veg box (Riverford) - agree that they're delicious but it's a pain to deseed them for my 3yo!

TPel Mon 09-Nov-15 10:14:06

I had some delicious black seeded Muscat grapes from ocado this week.

DoreenLethal Mon 09-Nov-15 10:17:09

Do you live in the north?

Derbyshire. Why?

Katarzyna79 Mon 09-Nov-15 10:17:40

youre a mind reader ey? I was just packing my kids some grapes today and I noticed it said seedless, got me thinking these are not real grapes. if my kids ever visited a third world country and ate the grapes there they would complain of the seeds but they are the most delicious and natural form.

Asian grocery stores usually have seeded grapes if you have any near you, I mean the south indian stores, but all of their produce have no dates so don't leave in the fridge for a week eat within a few days.

ToadsJustFellFromTheSky Mon 09-Nov-15 10:22:03

Just a bit, yes.

Grapes with seeds in are horrible.

ToadsJustFellFromTheSky Mon 09-Nov-15 10:23:30

My local greengrocers sells grapes with seeds in. However they don't actually tell you this so I was a bit angry when I accidentally bought some one day.

I now make sure all the grapes I buy specify that they are seedless.

GreenSand Mon 09-Nov-15 10:24:56

The seeded grapes here are as sweet as the seedless.
They are a pain to prep for lunch boxes at 6am!

Theoretician Mon 09-Nov-15 10:27:13

My Asda do a large seeded red grape, each grape is the size of four normal grapes.

FrozenPonds Mon 09-Nov-15 10:27:47

Bit spitting seeds out is horrible.

Or do you slice the grapes and remove the seeds? Or eat the seeds shock

I buy seedless oranges, grapes, and anything else 'easy'.

We have an automatic car too, why make thongs harder for yourself?

Bunbaker Mon 09-Nov-15 10:29:24

YABU. I found seeded grapes a PITA. I like being able to pop a whole grape into my mouth and not have to spit the seeds out.

howabout Mon 09-Nov-15 10:33:02

FrozenPonds How do you deal with cherry stones and orange pips? I half the grapes with my fingers and pick the seeds out of the central gully. Pomegranates really only work if you have an open fire to throw all the bits at.

ToadsJustFellFromTheSky Mon 09-Nov-15 10:35:32

I know you weren't talking to me, but I don't like cherries or oranges, so that's not a problem here wink.

It's seedless grapes for me all the way.

Bunbaker Mon 09-Nov-15 10:37:30

Cherry stones and orange pips are much bigger than grape seeds, and not all oranges have pips.

howabout Mon 09-Nov-15 10:39:07

Toads now I want to know how much of the apple core you leave? I just eat it seeds and all.

ToadsJustFellFromTheSky Mon 09-Nov-15 10:40:13

Quite a bit actually.

Then again, I'm not really keen on apples neither so rarely eat them.

helenahandbag Mon 09-Nov-15 10:40:13

Urgh, my granny always had seeded grapes when I was little and eating them was such a faff. Seedless all the way!

Bunbaker Mon 09-Nov-15 10:43:22

I don't eat apple cores or seeds either. The seeds contain a substance that can convert into poisonous hydrogen cyanide in the intestine, but not enough to kill you unless you eat industrial quantities of them.

TheGreenNinja Mon 09-Nov-15 10:47:27

Lidl sell seeded grapes alongside seedless ones. Yabu to miss them though, seedless are so much nicer!
Do try a grapevine though, seriously, they are usually insanely prolific. We had one in our last house which we had to manically hack back every year to stop it taking over and it reliably produced bunch upon bunch upon bunch of (seeded) grapes. We are not gardeners and ignored it all the time (apart from the yearly hack).

FrozenPonds Mon 09-Nov-15 11:05:43

Howabout I buy Navel or Valencia oranges, and I have a cherry stoner grin.

We rarely buy cherries to be honest, they are not worth the effort.

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