Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Himrod Grapes

Himrod Grape (Vitis labrusca ‘Himrod’) is a white seedless table grape. It is a result of a cross between Thompson seedless and Ontario grape varieties and was developed at the New York Agricultural Experiment Station in 1952. It has been around for some time but is not usually available in grocery stores. It is however, a variety well suited for the home gardener and more hardy than some other more commonly grown varieties.

Himrod Grape is Hardy to USDA zone 5 so it is less prone to winter cold damage than varieties like Thompson Seedless or Red Flame.

Himrod ripens from middle August into early September in Los Lunas, New Mexico. When ripe the grape berries are yellow and sweet.
Clusters are generally smaller than those of Red Flame and the berries are medium to large sized.

Trees That Please Nursery has Himrod Grape available in 2 container sizes.

Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

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