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  • From: Melissa Kacalanos <>
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  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Question for Lon - or anyone
  • Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 10:14:08 -0800 (PST)

I'm sure Lon can answer this better, but just for the sake of hearing from different tastebuds: What do you mean by "tastes like a grape"? I think of this as tasting like grape candy, which is sort of like the 'Concord' grape fragrance. Wine snobs call it "foxiness" and sneer at it, but I like it. I was very impressed with the seedless variety 'Marquis' which has this flavor, so I planted it. I've heard that the seedless 'Mars' also has it, but I haven't tried it.

But there are other ways grapes can taste like grapes. I was amazed by 'Jupiter' which tastes sort of like orange blossoms smell. This is a "muscat" flavor, which Europeans treasure, but Americans generally have never heard of.

There are other flavors too. I've been wondering what else I should try.


--- On Mon, 11/23/09, Stephen Sadler <> wrote:

From: Stephen Sadler <>
Subject: [NAFEX] Question for Lon - or anyone
To: "'North American Fruit Explorers'" <>
Date: Monday, November 23, 2009, 1:02 PM

The first release of each seedless grape variety in the stores this fall
have included grapes that are scrumptious in their crispness and sweet/acid
balance - but not a whole lot of fullness, depth; not much grape flavor.  Is
there a good choice for a crisp, seedless grape that tastes like a grape?  I
see a seedless "Eastern Concord" in a catalog here on my desk, but I don't
know if it would fit the bill as an eating/dessert grape or as at least an
easier-to-process Concord. 

Any thoughts or suggestions of something I might plant?

~ Stephen
Central Valley, CA
Zone 9, Mediterranean climate (Sunset 14)

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