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Black Corinth Grape

03260
$45.00
Out of stock
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Fundraiser Plant! 2000+ year old grape, perhaps the first seedless grape and raisin! We've only found one Mother Vine and it died 2 years ago.

We only have 3 plants.

Black Corinth Grapes are also known as Zante Currants, Corinth Raisins and Corinthian Raisins.  The first written record of the grape was allegedly made in 75 AD by Pliny the Elder. 

They were sold in England as Reysyns de Corauntz or Raisins of Corinth in the 1400’s after the Greek harbor which was the primary exporter of the grapes. Gradually, the name got corrupted into ‘currant’ from ‘corauntz’. By the 1600’s, the main exporter was the Ionian island Zakinthos or Zante, which all combined you get ‘Zante currant!’  Not to be confused with the edible ‘Currant’ which is also a small purplish, round fruit, similar to the grape in appearance but it is actually an entirely different plant Family!

A complicated name can mean a complicated history!

Mother plant was growing in Newcastle but died a few years ago 🙁


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