USA issued a 5 cent definitive stamp on Pinot Noir Grapes on 24 Feb 2017 in sheets of 20 stamps.
Two clusters of deep purple Pinor noir grapes are depicted growing on vines among several green leaves on stamps designed by Derry Noyes. Grapes have been grown for thousands of years and can be eaten as table fruit,dried to produce raisins or crushed to produce Wine and Juice. The Pinot noir grape can produce one of the most highly prized and elegant wines in the World.
Burgundy in France was earlier home to this variety but now grown in Northern California ,Oregon and New York.
USA issued a 10 cent Definitive stamp on Red Pears on 23 Mar 2017.It was issued in sheets of 20 stamps.
Pears are one of world’s oldest cultivated fruits .They grow on medium sized,long lived ,flowering trees that generally bear fruits from fourth to sixth year onwards. A large number of varieties green,red,yellow and brown are grown throughout the World. Due to spontaneous mutation process a green pear bearing tree may surprise with red pears on a stock branch.Red pears otherwise are hybridised or are a result of crossbreeding of different varieties.These low calorie fruits are agood source of Fiber,Potassium and Vitamin C.
The Pair of Red Pears stamp has been designed by Derry Noyes.
As Tourism promotion under Visit Malaysia 1994 an Aerogramme was issued which had Fresh Coconut Water as stamp Design and National Flower of Malaysia Hibiscus and logo of Visit Malayasia 1994 logo at lower end .The Lower portion also shows Malaysian Satay Dish.
Satay is a Cuisine which consists of marinated skewed meat grilled over charcoal flame,served with spicy peanut sauce accompanied by rice cakes,cucumber slices and onion.
A set of seven stamps on varieties Dates were issued by UAE on 22 Oct 2008.
Culturally, dates have long played a key role in Middle Eastern cuisine and rituals surrounding hospitality. They’re particularly prevalent during Ramadan, when they’re often given as gifts and eaten to break the fast. They also play an important part in the agriculture of the region: there are more than 400 varieties of date in the UAE and date production makes up the majority of fruit and vegetable farming in the UAE. In 2005, the figures were as high as 60 percent.
Dates are rich in Vitamins,Minerals like Potassium, Natural Sugar like Sucrose, Antioxidants & Amino acids.
A Presentation pack containing seven stamps – A Block of Four setenant and three other stamps is listed. The Varieties Dates on stamps are Abumaan, Jash Hamad, Msalli , Farth, Mirzaban , Abukibal & Salani.