Popular in South Korea: Grape variety with mango taste

A new grape variety called shine muscat is an increasingly popular in South Korea. Shine muscat is distinguished by its unique taste, which includes mango flavors. The yellow-green berries has this musky flavor, but without sourness.

According to the Korea Rural Economic Institute, shine muscat was first harvested in South Korea in 2014. The acreage dedicated to the variety has been increasing every year, from 2.78 km2 in 2016, to 4.84 km2 in 2017 and 9.63 km2 this year. More than 80 percent of the farms are in North Gyeongsang Province.

According to newsinfo.inquirer.net¸ the variety is more expensive than others in South Korea. E-commerce platform E-mart Mall sells the grapes for 1,890 won ($1.68) per 100 grams, while green grapes imported from the US cost 770 won per 100 grams.


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