‘Shiny Star’ is a cold-hardy seedless table grape developed by the Rural Development Administration (RDA) grape breeding program in Korea. In recent years, table grapes from Chile and the United States have been increasingly imported to Korea. The imported grapes are seedless and have nonslippery skin. Korean consumers prefer grapes with those traits rather than the traditional Korean cultivars, which are seeded and have more slippery skin. The imported cultivars are not suitable for cultivation in Korea because of the hot and humid summers and cold winters. ‘Shiny Star’ meets the demands of both consumers and producers in Korea. The cultivar Himrod is the seedless pollen parent of ‘Shiny Star’, which has greater cold hardiness than ‘Himrod’. ‘Shiny Star’ has yellow berries with soft flesh, nonslippery skin, a foxy flavor, and a mean weight of 3.8 g. ‘Shiny Star’ is not prone to berry shattering or cracking during storage or postharvest transportation, thereby increasing its marketability.
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