Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Grapes make me Nuts!

I have a couple of grapevines in my backyard in Nashville, Tennessee (Southeast U.S.). They are unique to me as I have never seen any like them before and would love to receive some feedback as to the names and other attributes of each.

"Variety 1." Description of the variety 1 grape is as follows: Leaves small, rough, and wither quickly. Fruit oval shaped, 3/4 inch long and 1/2 inch wide, and the color starts with a watermelon appearance (dark green with light green stripes) and then turns noir (black) as it ripens. Non-clustering, single grapes.
Here are Variety Ones' pictures:

Variety Two:
Variety Two grows in bunches and turn in color from light green, to scarlet red, then to a light purple. The fruit is approximately a quarter inch in width and circular. The leaves are medium in size, about 4-5 inches across and the texture is smooth. Here are the pictures for those:

Of course, any help would be appreciated. And thanks for taking the time to enjoy nature!


  1. i know nothing about agriculture really, but i have encountered a lot of people in west tennessee who talk about "muscadines." if i've understood right, these are in the grape family and thrive here when the conditions are right. they have been used to create various hybrids along with more traditional types of grapes. it's possible you might have some of those hybrids. for a real expert on it you might try to find a UT extension agent.

  2. Thanks Mark,
    I never found out what they were. I did try a taste... that's about it and spat it out.