Good year for Seedless Table Grapes
Dave in NoVA • N. Virginia • zone 7A
3 months ago
last modified: 2 months ago
We're not normally the best climate for seedless table grapes here in northern VA, but I have just started to harvest a fairly good crop of the hybrid variety 'Faith' (Vitis labrusca x vinifera 'Faith'). We had a really dry spring, which probably helped with bloom and fruit set. Or it could be because the vines are just getting some mass to them now, having been in ground for 3 or 4 years. Taste is comparable to a 'Flame' red California grape. 'Faith' is a purple variety that was bred in the U of Arkansas seedless grape breeding program to create a good-tasting seedless more tolerant to heat and humidity. And to think I was just about ready to tear it out! I highly recommend it. Just be patient.
I keep them bagged against birds and bugs.
Here are some when they were still green in July.