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Black Corinth
Black Corinth




$0.50 ea.
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61 - 80
$1.50 ea.
81 - 100
$2.00 ea.
101 - 200
$3.00 ea.
201 - 500
$5.00 ea.
500 and up
$7.00 ea.

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Black Corinth is a seedless ancient Greek grape variety prized for its super sweet pea-sized seedless red fruit. The fresh fruit is often marketed under the name "Champagne grapes" in U.S. specialty stores, but despite the name they are not used for making Champagne, nor wine. The dried fruit is marketed under the name "Zante Currants" or sometimes just "currants". Since they are about the same size as red and black currants (genus: Ribes) many people confuse the two. References in period cookbooks to "raisins of Corinth" actually refer to dried Black Corinth grapes. In fact, we get the English word "currant" from the name "Corinth" — for small black grapes that have been dried in the sun. In wild grapes, the sexes grow on separate vines with male flowers on one plant, and female flowers on another. Black Corinth is an "almost male" variety in that the flowers have well developed anthers (male), but only tiny underdeveloped ovaries (female).
Suitable Zones:
This vine is suiteable for zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 2 of 5 2 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

  1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
2 of 5 Spray, spray, and pray May 5, 2016
Reviewer: Mary E Overman from Durham, NC United States  
I've come back to it after years.  The expert who sent me my first cuttings also sent me several cuttings of more tolerant grapes for free.  His name was Lon Ronbough.  He wrote "These will almost certainly die unless you're willing to constantly baby them and spray them constantly with fungicide.  They are very prone to fungus.  The other grapes will live, so you'll have something."  He was right, but for the intrepid, the tiny grapes shine like tiny jewels. It may be the curse of this grape that everyone who sees them wants to grow them.  Only the committed need bother.  These are grapes in need of life support.  The first time around, I made what I thought was a heroic try.  Forget it.  Thank you for the more agreeable ones.  That said, I refuse to give up on growing them.  Too beautiful, too alluring, the siren of the vineyard.

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