Grape Variety

Discussion in 'Grapes and Grape Vines' started by Pupperdean, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. Pupperdean

    Pupperdean Member

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    I Need help in finding a grape called the Green River Variety, it used to grow along side my home as a child, In Portland, OR. It was green when ripe, & a thick skin, a odd taste, but very good. I have asked at the University of Oregon & Washington, with no help. Anybody know of this grape variety? I would like to get 2 rootstock for planting in my garden. Comments would be welcome. Thank you, Pupperdean.
     
  2. mr.shep

    mr.shep Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Was the grape seedless or not or were the seeds almost
    unnoticeable like in a Muscat Grape? How many years
    ago are we talking about that you had this Grape? I do
    not believe there is a Green River variety per say. There
    may have been a Grape sold as Green River in years past
    which may have been another varietal Grape that had a
    European origin.

    Look at this link and tell me if any of these Grapes look
    right to you. If the old Grape you had was a Nar─źnce, for
    example, they we look to see who may carry it in their
    West Coast nurseries.

    http://www.kavakli.com/iuzumler.htm

    Jim
     
  3. Pupperdean

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    This was 50 years ago, I was 6 years old, Green River is what my Mother always called it. I don' recall seeds, but there could have been small ones. I don't recall the grape turning a color, but, they very well could have also. When ripe they were a rich green. Like i said an odd taste but very good. I just don't know on the varietys that you have shown me?? At this point i'm going on Name only & the little bit of info i have given. Thank you so much for your help. Pupperdean.
     
  4. mr.shep

    mr.shep Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    This will not be easy as I am not finding much of
    anything on Green River Grape. I may know this
    Grape but by another name. If I come up with any
    ideas or something more definitive, I'll post back
    to this thread.

    Just a thought, many years ago when plants were
    brought in from other states with a Spanish name
    we called them by the Americanized name. Rio
    verde would translate to Green River and Val
    Verde, Texas was growing Grapes back in the
    early 1900's. You have memory of this Grape
    so you may want to do some checking up on this
    thought and go from there and see where it leads.

    http://www.historictexas.net/valverde/history/valverde-history1916.htm

    Jim
     
  5. Pupperdean

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    Grapes

    Thanks so much for your help. I will look & see! I just may go to the old house & see if the grape is still along side the house. Pupperdean.
     

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