Why is it that these almost inedible grapes grow by the million, whereas my delicious eating grapes produce hardly anything.
The above are Baco or Bacco; a rootstock vine that was imported into France after the late 19th C Phylloxera epidemic. We have them climbing all around the front of our house, and they produce grapes by the wheel-barrow load.
My eating grapes on the other hand, that I grow at Haddock's, have about 4 bunches between 6 separate vines.
The Baco grapes make great juice, but otherwise they are harvested and taken directly to the compost, otherwise Hornets swoop on them, and people become nervous.
If only there was a good eating grape with the vigour and productivity of my Baco, I'd be a happy bunny.