(Labrusca, Vinifera)

Barry (Plate VII) is one of the best American black grapes, resembling

in berry and in flavor and keeping quality of fruit its European

parent, Black Hamburg. The appearance of berry and bunch is

attractive. The vine is vigorous, hardy and productive but susceptible

to mildew. The ripening season is just after that of Concord. For the

table, for winter keeping and for the amateur, thi
variety may be

highly recommended. Barry was dedicated in 1869, by E. S. Rogers, who

originated it, to Patrick Barry, distinguished nurseryman and

pomologist. The variety is grown in gardens throughout the grape

regions of eastern America.

Vine vigorous, hardy, productive, susceptible to mildew. Canes

long, numerous, thick, dark brown with heavy bloom; nodes

flattened; shoots glabrous; tendrils intermittent, bifid or

trifid. Leaves large; upper surface light green, glossy, smooth;

lower surface pale green, pubescent; lobes one to three, terminus

acute; petiolar sinus deep, narrow, sometimes closed and

overlapping; basal sinus usually lacking; lateral sinus shallow,

narrow; teeth shallow. Flowers open in mid-season, self-sterile;

stamens reflexed.

Fruit mid-season, keeps well. Clusters short, very broad,

tapering, often subdividing into several parts, compact; pedicel

with small warts. Berries large, oval, dark purplish-black,

glossy, covered with heavy bloom, adherent; skin thin, tough,

adherent; flesh pale green, translucent, tender, stringy, vinous,

pleasant-flavored; good. Seeds adherent, one to five, large,

deeply notched, with enlarged neck, brown.