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Name that grape

big blue grapesBig on flavor, aroma and size, Cornell’s newest grape lacks one defining feature: a name. Grape breeder Bruce Reisch ’76 spent years developing the grape, and now he’s offering you the chance to name it.

The grape is a seedless, flavorful berry with the attractive blue coloring of a Concord at nearly double the size. The new variety is well adapted to the Northeast, and its large, tasty fruit is expected to be popular with home gardeners. (Read more about the grape in the Cornell Chronicle.)

Have an idea for a great name? Give your suggestion in the form below by July 31 for the chance to name this flavorful new berry. Reisch and his collaborators at Double A Vineyards will decide on their favorites, then present the choices to the public for a final vote in September. The top vote getters will be eligible for the following prizes:

1st Prize

  • $100 from Double A Vineyards
  • Padfolio & Pen with Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) logo
  • Cutting board with Cornell University logo

2nd Prize

  • $50 from Double A Vineyards
  • Padfolio & Pen with CTL logo
  • Apron with Cornell University logo

3rd Prize

  • $25 from Double A Vineyards
  • Padfolio & Pen with CTL logo
  • Ceramic mug with Cornell University logo

By clicking submit below, you are agreeing to the Cornell University Grape Naming Contest Official Rules / Conditions of Entry.