We recently ripped out a Corinth grape that wouldn’t play nice with its neighbors and are replacing it with something we hope can just get along. Sometimes you just have to start over.
The Corinth grape was just rude, as you can see in the pictures. There are actually three other grapes under all that mess, but the Corinth just wasn’t going to share. It also got powdery mildew up the wazoo! This new baby (isn’t it just so cute!!), is a Thomcord, a hybrid between Thompson seedless and Concord. It’s supposed to have Concord’s flavor, and Thompson’s seedlessness and heat tolerance, and should also be more disease resistant.
The irony is that this hybrid was developed right here in Central California, but I had to order it all the way from Missouri! For some reason, everyone else knows about this grape except for the people that live closest to its birthplace!