Identifying grape varieties

Asked May 28, 2015, 2:16 PM EDT

I have a couple of arbors in the side yard of the house I just moved into, no information on them from the previous owner... Is there any way to identify the variety and therefore the potential uses for them? I can send a picture of the leaves and immature fruit clusters if that will help.

Warren County New York viticulture

1 Response

Chances are its a Concord, Niagara, Delware or Catawba. Please check out the photos in
http://www.hort.cornell.edu/reisch/grapegenetics/bulletin/wine/

If the leaves are large, leathery and hairy on the bottom, its probably one of the 4 I mentioned.

Good for eating, making jellies, and can be made into wine.

If not, feel free to send me an e-mail with a photo. My e-mail address should be easy to find via a search engine on my name + Cornell University.

Regards