Grapes for Upstate NY - Knowledgebase Question

Schenectady, Ne
Question by haringab
April 17, 2010
I want to plant grape vines against my fence. Besides Concord Grapes for jelly, are there any eating grapes that will do well in our area?


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Answer from NGA
April 17, 2010

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Cornell University has run lots of trials and recommend the following table grape varieties for Upstate New York:
Canadice, a red table grape, is more winter hardy than most seedless grapes. It produces medium clusters with small red berries that are similar to Delaware in flavor and appearance. Einset Seedless is a winter-hardy, red seedless grape with a unique, strawberrylike flavor. The medium-sized clusters produce bright red, ovoid berries that have good storage potential until the end of November. Himrod, produced from a cross between Ontario and Thompson Seedless, is the most successful table grape released from the Cornell University grape breeding program. It produces large bunches of white seedless grapes with excellent, honeylike flavor and melting, juicy texture. Interlaken Seedless is an early-ripening seedless grape with a strong, American flavor. The clusters are medium sized and compact with small, white berries that ripen very early. Remaily Seedless, developed by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, produces large clusters of oval seedless berries with firm texture. The flavor is neutral and mildly fruity. Best wishes with your new grapevines.

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