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 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.