Seeded Dessert Grapes

Alden is a reddish-blue variety with very large clusters and large berries. Cluster thinning is necessary to increase cluster compactness and to permit uniform ripening. Berries have firm texture and an adherent skin with a mild labrusca and muscat flavor. Cluster weight = 0.72 lb. Berry weight = 4.8 g
Buffalo produces medium-sized, loose bunches of blue grapes with a fruity labrusca flavor. The vines are hardy and vigorous but susceptible to powdery mildew. Brittleness of cluster rachises can also be a problem. Cluster weight = 0.32 lb. Berry weight = 3.3 g
Edelweiss produces early-ripening fruit similar to that of its parent, Ontario, but the vine is much more winter hardy.
Golden Muscat produces very large clusters of large, oval, amber berries. The late-ripening fruit may be high in acid if not fully ripened; full maturity is not reached reliably in most New York locations. Clusters are susceptible to bunch rot. The flavor is a rich combination of muscat and labrusca. The vine is hardy and productive. Cluster weight = 0.89 lb. Berry weight = 4.9 g

Kay Gray (Plant patent 4943), released from a private breeding program in Wisconsin operated by Elmer Swenson, is listed as one of the hardiest grapes grown in the upper Midwest. The golden fruit ripens very early, and the vine is quite disease resistant. Clusters and berries are small.

New York Muscat is a reddish-blue grape with a rich muscat-labrusca flavor. The vines are moderately vigorous and produce medium-sized, loosely filled clusters. Cluster weight = 0.32 lb. Berry weight = 2.9 g
Ontario is a full-flavored American white grape that ripens early. Vines are vigorous, productive, and easy to grow.
Price is a very early ripening Concord-type grape developed at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI). Clusters are small to medium sized with large berries. The skin is thinner than on most labrusca-type grapes. Cluster weight = 0.28 lb. Berry weight = 3.4 g
Seneca is a white grape with oval berries on medium-sized clusters. Berries have a firm texture, and the skin adheres to the flesh. The flavor is excellent, with pleasing labrusca overtones. The vine is susceptible to winter damage and powdery mildew. Cluster weight = 0.37 lb. Berry weight = 2.7 g
Sheridan produces large, compact clusters with large, black, Concord-type berries that ripen very late in the season. The vine is productive, vigorous, hardy, and easy to grow. Cluster weight = 0.44 lb. Berry weight = 4.0 g
Steuben is a bluish-black grape that produces long, tapering, compact clusters that are among the most attractive of all dessert cultivars. The flavor is sweet with a spicy tang. The vines are hardy, vigorous, productive, and easily grown by home gardeners. Cluster thinning is usually required. Cluster weight = 0.45 lb. Berry weight = 3.1 g
Swenson Red produces large bunches with large red berries that may turn reddish-blue if allowed to remain on the vine. Hardiness in Minnesota is marginal, but the variety easily withstands the winters in most parts of New York. The berries are medium to large, uneven in size, and firm in texture with an adherent skin. The flavor is mildly fruity and pleasant. Downy mildew can be severe. This variety was released jointly by the University of Minnesota and Elmer Swenson, Osceola, Wisconsin, in 1980.
Van Buren is an early-ripening, Concord-type grape. Vines are hardy but somewhat susceptible to downy mildew, especially at bloom. Clusters are somewhat smaller and more prone to cracking than clusters of Price, which ripens at about the same time.
Yates is a hardy, late-ripening red grape with juicy, sweet flesh, moderate labrusca flavor, and tough skin. Vines are very productive and may require moderate cluster thinning. The fruit keeps well in cold storage. Cluster weight = 0.46 lb. Berry weight = 3.4 g