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Bruce Reisch harvests grapes as part of the Cornell grape-breeding program, which has several new varieties in the pipeline. He is asking for the public's help in naming a different new variety.(Courtesy Elizabeth Takacs)

Bruce Reisch harvests grapes as part of the Cornell grape-breeding program, which has several new varieties in the pipeline. He is asking for the public’s help in naming a different new variety.(Courtesy Elizabeth Takacs)

At twice the size of a Concord, a new grape developed in New York is certainly a mouthful. So is its current name: NY98.0228.02.

So, Cornell University grape breeder Bruce Reisch is offering the public a chance to give the new grape a name that rolls off the tongue a little easier.

The public can submit suggestions for the grape’s name by emailing nameit@cornell.edu until July 31. Submissions can also be made online at http://bit.ly/2tq8Bjj

The new variety is well-adapted to the Northeast with good cold tolerance for most eastern states including New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey.

The new grapes weigh 5 to 6 ounces per berry, which is almost twice the weight of a traditional Concord, Reisch said.