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Bronx Seedless Grapes

Arnie | Aug 18, 200304:37 PM

Last Saturday at the SF Ferry Plaza Market I saw the yearly reappearance of the Bronx seedless table grape at Lagier Ranches (they're outside in front of the Ferry Building on the north end). This is an amazingly sweet grape which Lagier's web site says "combines a Concord flavor and Thompson texture blush." I think it's terrific. The unlikely name, Lagier explained to me, comes from being developed many years ago by Cornell U at its experimental plot in the Bronx. The Cornell web site lists its release as 1937, apparently when the Bronx was still rural. Better a Bronx grape than a Bronx cheer!

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