Raisin taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Raisin fruit (Vitis Vinifera) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Raisin as it is a combination of genus (Vitis) and species (Vitis vinifera). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Not Available. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Raisin is Vitaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Raisin
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Raisin that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Raisin Facts are:
- 30th April is known as National Raisin Day.
- Fresno, California is known as raisin capital of the world.
- Half of world's raisin supply is produced in California.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Dark raisins, White or golden raisins, Sultanas and Currants. It is not available in seedless variety.