Fruit American Table Grape White SF 'Himrod Seedless'

Grower's Comments: Proably the hardiest white grape you will find


Between 150 and 200

USDA Zone 5a to USDA Zone 8b

Full sun


The Thompson Seedless is the best selling grape in the USA. Golden raisins are prepared from these types of grapes.


5 gal $35.00
3 gal $22.50

The hardiest and finest quality of the white grapes. Himrod's flavor is excellent with sweet, juicy fruit that dries well for sweet raisins. The vine is vigorous, bearing large loose clusters that ripen early and keep well. Himrod was produced from a cross between Ontario and Thompson Seedless, is the most successful table grape released from the Cornell University grape breeding program (1952). It produces large bunches of white seedless grapes with excellent, honey-like flavor and melting, juicy texture. The clusters are loosely filled, but cane girdling, gibberellic acid treatments, or thinning may be used to increase cluster compactness and improve berry size (Zabadal, 1992). The brittle rachis may break when handled, and the berries may shell in storage. The rachis is also subject to bunch stem necrosis, a poorly understood disorder that causes a shriveling of the cluster stem, often just before harvest. Despite these cultural defects, Himrod is currently the most commercially important of the seedless grapes grown in New York. Cluster weight = 0.36 lb. Berry weight = 2.1 g. Cane pruning recommended.