Thomcord Grapes

Thomcord Grapes One of the best things to wash down your morning meal is grape juice. There is nothing like a good glass of Welch’s Grape. The grapes used in making this classic juice are concord. So if I like the juice, wouldn’t I also like the grapes? Well the only problem is that concord grapes have seeds in them, that can be difficult to deal with. However, there is another grape on the market that can bring you that concord flavor with the annoying seeds. The Thomcord grape was by combining the concord with the Thompson Seedless (the classic grape that you are most likely to find in your supermarket.). Thomcord grapes were developed in California during the 1980s. It wasn’t until around 2003 that they were ready for wide scale growing. The skin of the Thomcord is blue-black.

My Experience with these grapes
Tart/Sweet: Sweet
Seed/Seedless: Seedless
Grape Flavor (Rating Scale 1-10): 10

Overall Feeling: Wow, this are the most flavorful grapes I have ever had. The 1 lb container I bought advertises the rich concord taste and it is not false advertisement. Eating these grapes definitely makes you think of drinking the classic grape juice. The medium sized grape is excellent for out of hand eating, but could also be used for juice making or jelly just like it’s concord parent.

Availability: The grapes ripen in August. So far the only place I have been able to find them is at Trader Joe’s. They came packaged by Brandt Farms in Reedley, California. I also heard that you can buy them at Brennan’s stores in Wisconsin.

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5 Comment

  1. Pete says:

    Seriously, these grapes are awesome.

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  3. Judy says:

    We were lucky enough to find these at a Brennans near Delafield, WI when we were on a cross country trip about 4 years ago. We’ve been looking for them ever since and found lots of them this year at Trader Joe’s ($2.99) and Whole Foods ($4.99). Season used to be very short but this year we’ve been getting them for 3 or 4 months and they’re still around. The best grapes we’ve ever tasted. We’ve been going through a couple of boxes a week.

  4. Eric Samuelson says:

    I love Brennans as well as the grapes! I have noticed the grapes being available much longer than season, particularly at Trader Joe’s. I can safely saw the crop has increased a lot this year.

  5. Meamoi says:

    I have been able to buy at Ouijamiya in Seattle.

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