Canadice is not merely sweet. Many grapes are sweet. Canadice is so – well, grape-y. It has a hint of sauciness, or spiciness. No other grape has this flavor…words can’t describe it! The longer we watched Canadice grow during the test years, the more it impressed us. Bearing from the first year, it has given larger, finer fruit each year. Clusters 6-8 inches long. Trim. Compact. Nice shoulders. Totally seedless, medium size, firm berries that keep on the vine a long time. Ripens mid August, can be picked through Sept. Best of all for colder area growers, is its hardiness. Fully as hardy as Concord Seedless, it’s proven for fruiting after bad winters. Canadice just has everything. You can’t say enough. Ripens early. Easy to grow. Good for home or commercial growing. Zones 5-8
Our seedless variety has all the vigor and flavor of the famed Concord Blue, and in addition it ripens a little ahead of its seeded parent. A very flavorful, seedless grape. Zones 5-9
The most widely grown commercial blue variety. Fine for jellies and grape juice. Vine very vigorous, hardy and productive. Zones 4-8
Small to medium sized clusters of bright red seedless grapes with a wonderful strawberry like flavor. Ripens early mid season. Keeps well & disease resistant.
This red seedless can be excellent in the right soil, with firm berries and a fruity flavor unlike few other grapes. However, the performance of the vine and the quality of the fruit are quite variable according to the type of soil Einset is grown on.
The first Black Seedless. Released through NY State Experimental Station, Sept. 1976, through Miller’s recommendations. Now you can be FIRST to have a Black Seedless in your yard. We have grown this as NY 35814 for years. Found it disease-resistant, hardy as Interlaken. Ripens from late Aug. to early Sept. Quality is superior, black skin is tender. Plump, sweet, juicy; a true seedless.
This highly-productive, seedless grape has large handsome clusters turning golden yellow when fully ripe. Clusters are loose, berries medium sized, entirely seedless, crispy sweet throughout with fine flavor. Berries can be eaten just like California Seedless with no seeds to bother. We think they are much better flavored and sweeter than California Seedless. Fruit ripens late August or about a week later than Interlaken Seedless. This is a sister seedling of Interlaken Seedless and originated at the New York State Experimental Station. It is hardier than Interlaken and not prone to winter injury. The vine is productive. Mature vine will yield 10-15 pounds of grapes.
The Jupiter Grape - a seedless table grape, first cultivated from the University of Arkansas in 1998, that is reddish blue or blue when fully mature. It is a muscat variety with oval berries, firm flesh and resistance to cracking. While not as intense in flavor as New York Muscat, Jupiter is the best seedless American hybrid muscat yet. Productivity is quite good, to the extent that thinning may be necessary at times. Vigor is good. Ripens between Venus and Reliance.
Marquis is a mid season, large, white seedless grape borne on large clusters. It has excellent flavor… exquisitely rich and fruity and gets richer and juicier if left to ripen an extra 5 to 10 days. Ripens mid September in Fingerlakes Country.
(PVP, but patent has expired) (Island Belle x Ark. 1339) 1986. University of Arkansas. This blue seedless has the largest berries of all American-type seedless grapes in my collection. The vigor of the vine is good, but it's behavior changes over time. On young vines, clusters are loose and straggly, making for a light crop weight. After a few years, as the vine matures, the clusters are more well filled and the vine produces more overall crop weight. The flavor of the fruit is labrusca, like the Island Belle parent, with slightly pulpy flesh. The fruit is actually at its best a day after picking, when acids go down a bit. Better disease resistance than most seedless grapes, though it still needs as much disease control as Concord. . One of the last to bud out in the spring, which helps it avoid late frost. Spur pruning works for me. Ripens about three to four weeks before Concord.
Best known white grape. Clusters and berries large. Quality very good, sweet, juicy. Vine vigorous, hardy, productive
Its pink, seedless berries are tender, sweet, melt-in-your mouth. Great for jelly and juicing. Tests in some of the worst grape regions of the nation proved it disease-resistant and hardy. Keeps in storage up to three months. Zones 5-8
(PVP). (Complex parentage). Bred at the University of Arkansas. The dark red, firm, meaty egg-shaped berries of Saturn are very much like vinifera in flavor and character. And while the clusters can be quite large, the size of them can vary in different climates. In cool seasons, there may be a fairly large number of small "shot" berries in the cluster and the clusters themselves may be smaller. At it's best in hot growing seasons. Prune Saturn to canes to get the best production from the vine. On fertile soils it can have canes that are among the thickest of any American grape. Ripens about two weeks before Concord.
is a white grape with oval berries on medium-sized clusters. Berries have a firm texture, and the skin adheres to the flesh. The flavor is excellent, with pleasing labrusca overtones. The vine is susceptible to winter damage and powdery mildew.
The best late blue grape and one of the finest of all grapes. Will keep in good condition until after Christmas. Clusters and berries are very large, compact. Quality excellent. Very sweet, delicately flavored. Vigorous, hardy, and so productive that it requires close pruning to prevent overbearing. Zones 5-8
Melting, tender, sweet with a delicate, grape-perfume flavor. Huge, perfectly long and slender clusters. Vines are very hardy and have yielded full crops after 20° below zero winters. Minimal spraying needed. Absolutely free from rot and mildew in our planting. Ripens a few days before Concord, keeps ’til Christmas.
Vanessa looks as good as it tastes, with a blushing-red, almost translucent skin that adds zest to its flavor. Firm yet tender flesh melts smoothly on the tongue to release a sweet, tangy flavor. Because it is very firm, it keeps extremely well under ordinary refrigeration. Squeeze it for lip-smacking juice. Make grape pies, or jam and jelly that wake up your taste buds. Vine-ripened and chilled, Vanessa’s flavor beats any grapes sold in stores. The grape closest to its very firm, savory flesh is the California-type seedless often found on northern Thanksgiving tables. However, Vanessa ripens about 10 days before Concord – in Canandaigua, that’s mid-September. Resists grape enemies with little or no spraying.This grape earns our highest recommendation, but quantities are still in short supply.
(Alden x New York 46000) From the University of Arkansas. Venus is a black seedless that has unusually large berries for a seedless grape. It's flavor is a combination of muscat and labrusca. In some years the seeds may be full-sized, but are usually soft and can be eaten with the grape. Rarely, there will be a few hard seeds. In cool climates the skin may be astringent, but the flavor is good enough that most people overlook that. One grower with wine making experience found that Venus had enough tannin that it might be useful in blending in wine. Venus can be spur pruned, but production and cluster size are slightly greater with cane training. Ripens about four weeks before Concord.