April 20, 2018

Swenson Red

Swenson Red is a high quality seeded table grape with large meaty berries. Its mild pleasant flavor is closer to that of vinifera than labrusca grapes. This variety is a result of Elmer Swenson’s breeding work, and like Edelweiss, was a joint introduction between Swenson and the University of Minnesota. Swenson Red is quite susceptible to downy mildew and is not hardy enough to be dependable in the Twin Cities.