[Pre-Order] Pione Grape / 500g / ピオーネ
Next order cut-off date : 11 Dec, 8am
*Our private cargo will arrive TWICE A MONTH to Singapore!
$8 for above $200
Prior to placing your order, please take note the refund policy here for these delicate and fresh products.
Seasonal high quality Pione Grape
Direct from Ota Wholesale Market in Tokyo
By professional buyers, picking the quality that is most worth for the price this season.
It is often referred to as a "thoroughbred variety" as it combines the best qualities of both Kyoho and Muscat grapes.
The name "Pione" originates from the Italian word meaning "pioneer."
Pione grapes typically weigh around 15-20 grams per berry, making them larger than Kyoho grapes.
The taste of Pione is characterized by a strong sweetness combined with a refreshing acidity, providing a crisp and delightful flavor.
They have excellent flavor, being juicy with a sugar content of 16 degrees or higher, and they boast a strong sweetness complemented by a well-balanced acidity.
Despite their large size, they are packed with juicy flesh, thanks to their Muscat heritage, which imparts a refreshing aroma and easy-to-eat quality not found in Kyoho grapes.
*We will use foam polystyrene for packaging, considering factors such as damage prevention and hygiene.
The History of Pione Grapes
The history of "Pione" began in 1957 (Showa 32) when it was developed by the researcher Hideo Igawa in Shizuoka, Japan.
Mr. Igawa, who developed numerous grape hybrid varieties during his career, created over 1,100 grape varieties, but "Pione" is renowned as one of the most delicious and large-grain grapes among them.
The Secrets of Grape's Sweetness
Generally, grapes tend to be sweeter towards the shoulder or upper part of the bunch.
Therefore, when you start eating from the lower part and move upwards, you'll notice that the sweetness gradually intensifies, making it more enjoyable to eat.
Grapes ripen from the top of the cluster down, so the upper part typically has higher sugar content and is sweeter compared to the lower part.
How to Store Grapes?
Grapes are a fruit that doesn't have a long shelf life, so it's wise to consume them as soon as possible.
The best way to store grapes is in the refrigerator.
The white powder (bloom) on the skin of grapes serves to maintain their freshness, so it's advisable not to wash it off until just before eating.
If you want to extend their shelf life even slightly, you can use scissors to cut them individually and place them in a storage bag or an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can also freeze them in this state.
When you're ready to eat, simply take out the portion you need and give them a quick rinse with water before enjoying.
When cutting the grapes from the stem, it's better to use scissors rather than pulling them off by hand.
Pulling them off by hand can create holes where the stem was attached, causing the juice to leak out and accelerate spoilage.
We value on selecting superior fruits,
regardless of their origin or brand
-Partnering with professional buyers,
Quality Fresh Fruit are procured on the day of auction, and shipped to you -
Our buyers at Ota Market, the largest fruit market in Japan, procure the best fruits available on that day through auctions with their mekiki skill (connoisseurship), prioritising quality over origin or brand.
Then twice a month, we transport these carefully selected and packed fruits via private cargo to Singapore.
While the origin and brand may vary each time, we ensure that the fruits we bring to Singapore are of fine quality fruit at the price available in Japan.
You can trust the eyes of the professionals, factoring all conditions to make sure quality, when you receive it, it worth the price.
Ota for fruits, Toyosu for seafood
Japan's two representative largest markets
Both Ota and Toyosu Market play crucial roles as Japan's major fruit and seafood markets, contributing significantly to the country's food supply.
Located in the heart of Tokyo, both markets enjoy excellent transportation access, making them popular choices for numerous retail businesses and restaurants to source their products.
*Pre-order fruit private cargo from Japan arrives twice a month.
$8 for above $200