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.