This is one of the numerous white seedlings of Concord and one of the

few with sufficient merit to be kept in cultivation. The vine has the

characteristic foliage and habit of growth of its parent, but the

fruit is earlier by a week, is of much higher quality and lacks the

foxiness of most Labruscas. The grapes are sprightly and vinous, and

neither seeds nor skin are as objectionable as in the
arent. The

fruit hangs to the vine and keeps well, but owing to tender pulp does

not ship well. The variety is unproductive in some localities.

Colerain is worthy a place in home vineyards. David Bundy, Colerain,

Ohio, grew this variety from seed of Concord planted in 1880.

Vine vigorous, hardy, healthy, unproductive. Canes slender, dark

reddish-brown; nodes flattened; internodes short, bifid. Leaves

thick; upper surface light green, dull, smooth; lower surface

bronze, downy; leaf not lobed, terminus acute; petiolar sinus

wide; basal and lateral sinus very shallow when present; teeth

shallow. Flowers self-fertile, opening in mid-season; stamens


Fruit early. Clusters medium in size and length, slender, blunt,

tapering, irregular, strongly shouldered, compact; pedicel

slender, smooth; brush green. Berries round, light green, glossy

with thin bloom, persistent; skin unusually thin, tender,

adherent, unpigmented, astringent; flesh pale green, translucent,

juicy, fine-grained, tender, soft, vinous, sweet; good. Seeds

free, one to three, small, broad, notched, short, plump, brown.