Crimson is a slightly elongated light-red seedless grape with good levels of sweetness and an attractive appearance. The skin color varies from pink to dark pink-red, often with a pale green stem-end. The flesh is greenish-white and has a medium level of crispness, often with a satisfying crack. On biting, there is slight resistance from the peel, which is a little chewy, but not bitter. Flavour is limited.
Crimson is a late-season grape and popular with supermarkets due to its excellent storage capacity which allows for a long sales period from any one region. For many years, Crimson has been the mainstay of the late-season supply of red seedless grapes, though newer varieties are starting to erode that dominance.