The 'Moored' grape was named and released by the Research Division of Agriculture and Life Sciences of Virginia Polytechnic Institute. This is the second grape variety resulting from the grape breeding program initiated by Professor Robert C. Moore, more than sixty years ago. It was named Moored in recognition of the many years of service given by Professor Moore to the program in fruit breeding at V.P.I. Excellent for juice and fresh eating. Concord-like but earlier and red. Space 10 - 12' on 6' wire trellis. Zone 5 - 8.
The parents are 'Fredonia' and 'Athens'. The cross was made in 1949. The original vine bore fruit in 1953 and was held for further observation because of lack of infection of the fruit clusters by the black rot fungus in a year of more than average prevalence of this disease. The large, well filled clusters of large red berries were also noted. It was selected for propagation and further testing in 1956. The selection number V.P.I. 26 was assigned to it at that time. Prior to his retirement from active service on June 30, 1964, Professor Moore recommended that V.P.I. 26 be considered for eventual naming and introduction.
|Wet Soil Tolerance||Poor|
|Fresh for Kids||Excellent|
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