Ambrosia Hybrid Grape
Steuben - or Ambrosia
- is one of the group of grapes known as hybrid grapes
. They are grapes who were created by breeding French grapevines and American grapevines together to create a hearty grape with a combination of good flavor and winter-sturdiness.
Steuben is spicy and sweet, with hints of honey (thus its nickname ambrosia). It is used not only as a wine grape but also as an eating grape and a jelly grape.
Steuben was created by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station - a location which works hard to develop grapes that are tasty but which can also withstand the frigid cold temperatures found in many northern states and Canada. It is a cross of Wayne and Sheridan.
Sheridan grapes are easy growing grapes. I can't find the parentage of either Wayne or Sheridan - if you know them, please email me!
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