New York Muscat Grape

(Click on title to see more photos and info)New York Muscat grape, grown in Point Loma/OB, two and a half blocks from the ocean.  Excellent for fresh eating, has very pronounced muscat-vanilla-labrusca flavored grapes (labrusca being eastern American species typical flavor).   NYM gets no disease here of any significance, no fuss, ripens well, no cracked fruit.   Medium vigor on own roots, grows much better and more productive on more vigorous rootstocks, such as 'Isabella'/'California Concord' and other vigorous varieties.  Hybrid of Ontario grape and Muscat Hamburg(a European muscat grape, the hybrid was done by Cornell staff in the very early 20th century).   And yes, fruit of NYM have a couple or few small seeds, which I like, though doesn't mean I always ingest them, though sometimes as part of the 'slurry' of munching, I typically spit them out.   But, in my opinion, the I sense with my body, at least, grapes with seeds have a more nourishing feel, more 'ummphh', a feel of more nourishing balance as food compared to seedless grapes.  Ripens during June through August.  Birds like these grapes, there's a bird peck showing on one of the grapes in the bunch in the photo.


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