Thomcord grape is a hybrid of Thompson Seedless grape and Concord grape. It is a plump, juicy, seedless table grape and is slightly firmer than Concord. The plant is tolerant of powdery mildew, and is less susceptible to the fungus than Ruby Seedless.
About Thomcord in brief
Thomcord grape is a hybrid of Thompson Seedless grape and Concord grape. It is a plump, juicy, seedless table grape and is slightly firmer than Concord. The berries weigh between 2. 72 and 3. 38 g and have a medium-thick, blue-black skin that adheres to the fruit, unlike Concord, which has a thick skin that can slip off the pulp easily. The plant is tolerant of powdery mildew, and is less susceptible to the fungus than Ruby Seedless, but more susceptible than Mars, Venus, Niabell, and Cayuga White varieties. Thomcord is suitable for hot, dry growing conditions, more so than Concord and other Concord seedless types. It grows well in California’s vineyards, particularly the San Joaquin Valley, and ripens between late July and mid-August.
The grape clusters range in weight between 259 and 534 g and average 340 g, and have medium to slightly loose tightness. The aborted seeds in the fruit body are relatively small, but larger than those in Thompson Seed Less. There are usually two aborted seeds per berry, which can become more noticeable inside the medium-soft flesh inside the flesh. The fruit’s size has not been shown to increase appreciably by applying gibberellic acid when the berries are set. The seeds can become sclerified, making them more noticeable, but in some years they can become less noticeable. The berry length ranged between 18. 2 and 18. 3 mm and the diameter ranged from 7 to 2 mm in tests between 2001 and 2002.