Michigan U-Pick Grapes
A Seedless Table Grape
Ripens Early September -- A delicious grape, one of the finest of the seedless varieties. The clusters are large but rather loose; berries are medium size, oval, yellow and sweet.
Usage Notes -- Table
Abundant clusters of small, firm, crisp, sweet greenish white seedless berries. Excellent flavor.
Ripens very early in the season. Bold textured deep green foliage turns bright in fall.
Dominant trunk and branches give winter interest. Ideal for covering shade arbor. Train onto a trellis or over a gateway.
Harvest Notes -
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Variety Info -- Himrod, produced from a cross between Ontario and Thompson Seedless, is the most successful table grape released from the Cornell University grape breeding program (1952).
It produces large bunches of white seedless grapes with excellent, honeylike flavor and melting, juicy texture. The clusters are loosely filled, but cane girdling, gibberellic acid treatments, or thinning may be used to increase cluster compactness and improve berry size (Zabadal, 1992).
The brittle rachis may break when handled, and the berries may shell in storage. The rachis is also subject to bunch stem necrosis, a poorly understood disorder that causes a shriveling of the cluster stem, often just before harvest. Despite these cultural defects, Himrod is currently the most commercially important of the seedless grapes grown in New York.
Himrod is one of our most popular seedless grapes along with our other white seedless variety, Lakemont.
Where are the Himrod vines located in the vineyard?
- Rows 20 & 21
Each row has about 50 vines.
Rows 20 & 21 were part of the original vineyard planted in 1983.
Links & Resources
Where can I Purchase Himrod Wine
It is probable difficult to find commercial wine made from table grapes, and although I did find a bottle of Himrod wine in a store it is very rare. It is very unique and most Himrod grapes go to the fresh market.
It may be included (but not on the label) of many wines that have a fruity, sweeter finish.