New York Muscat Grape

The two photos immediately below is NYM which was grafted onto Pierce's Isabella, which makes NYM more vigorous and more productive with fruit.   The graft is near ground level in this case.  The photo just shows resulting growth and fruit.   If birds are a problem eating the fruit, mesh bags can protect the fruit cluster from being eaten.  Find those online.

The photos below shows NYM own rooted not grafted on Pierces Isabella.   

(Click on title to see more photos and info)New York Muscat grape, grown in Point Loma/OB, two and a half blocks from the ocean.  Excellent for fresh eating, has very pronounced muscat-vanilla-labrusca flavored grapes (labrusca being eastern American species typical flavor).   As for disease, NYM rarely gets powdery mildew on the fruit, usually doesn't.  Medium vigor on own roots, grows much better and much more productive on more vigorous rootstocks, such as 'Isabella' or 'Pierce's Isabella / California Concord' and other vigorous varieties.  I do grape grafting.  This photo shows NYM on its own roots.   NYM is a hybrid of Ontario grape(about 3/4 labrusca and 1/4 vinifera parentage-genetics) and Muscat Hamburg(entirely vinifera muscat grape, the NYM hybrid was done by Cornell staff in the very early 20th century), and the NYM overall actual apparent qualities of vine and fruit are about 1/2 and 1/2, labrusca and vinifera (muscat type of vinifera, dark skinned type).   And yes, fruit of NYM have a couple or few small seeds, which I like, though doesn't mean I always crunch them or ingest them, though sometimes as part of the 'slurry' of munching.  I sometimes spit the seeds out.  I sense with my body that grapes with seeds are more nourishing (for my body at least), more 'ummphh', a feel of more nourishing balance as food compared to seedless grapes, as a matter of the seed development imparting more nourishing elements in the flesh, even if the seeds are not ingested.  Although the seeds are commonly ingested, even if not crunched, as they get lost in the slurry of medium/mild mastication which is then swallowed.  NYM ripens during June through August.  Birds like these grapes, there's a bird peck showing on one of the grapes in the bunch in the photo.

  

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