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Himrod Seedless 
Michigan U-Pick Grapes

A Seedless Table Grape

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white grape drawing-s  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.

 


 

whitewine-s  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.

Click here for Himrod White winemaking info .....

 

 

grapeharvest-icon Harvest Notes -

Ripening Information for our 7th WEEKEND - Week 8 and last, October 18, 19 & 20, 2013

Himrod is SOLD OUT!

Click here for a ripening summary and grape prices for the whole vineyard .....

 


 

white grape drawing-s 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.

 


 

questionmark-tiny2-s  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.

 

 


 

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whitewine-s    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.

Please visit our Winery Locator Page to find wineries which make this kind of wine....

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What do grape blossoms smell like?

Walking through the vineyard when it is in full bloom is a unique experience. The scent is slightly more subtle than other fruits. Each flower blossom will develop into a separate berry...
How do you propagate grape vines?

Grape vines are propagated by taking dormant shoots pruned off during the spring. These 3 to 4 bud long cuttings are planted in garden soil and grown one year. The next year they are ready to plant in your vineyard. They will be the same variety as the vine that they were taken from.

What time of the year should I prune my vines?

Grape vines may be pruned any time that the leaves are off and they are dormant. Many vineyards with huge acres of vines to prune may work all winter, but we prefer to prune in the spring. In the spring, any winter damage that has occurred will be visible and pruning adjustments will be made.

Do Michigan vines need to be grafted?

Most vinifera vines that are grown (such as Cabernet, Reisling, etc) need to be grafted on to a strong rootstock because they are not tolerant of the Phloxera louse, a pest that will kill the vines. Most all vines in California and any vinifera vine grown in Michigan are grafted for this reason.

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Do grapes need a frost to ripen?

Absolutely not. There are early and late season varieties, an early season grape left on the vine until frost will be mushy and overripe.
 
Once a frost hits the vine and all the leaves are burned off, any further photosynthesis or ripening will cease...

How is our vineyard different than others?

I do not know any other vineyard that has more than 20 varieties of grapes and sells 100% U-PICK!

Since we are not a winery we do not keep the premium grapes for ourselves and sell what is left to local customers.

YOU are our only customers!

What is your favorite grape?

We get this asked of us all the time. Which grape makes the best wine, best jelly, best juice, etc. This is very difficult to answer & also varies from season to season. Many of our customers have very different tastes than we do.
My personal favorites as of April, 2007:

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Do you recommend oak barrels for winemaking?
Oak barrels can be very useful in winemaking, but they can be problematic and I prefer glass carboys.

Oak barrels are excellent for large amounts of wine such as 55 gallons. The ration of air to wine is just right. When you use smaller barrels...
 

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