Howie Hart wrote:It's a seedless table grape bred at Cornell and named in 1952, from the same cross that produced Himrod: http://www.hort.cornell.edu/reisch/grapegenetics/bulletin/table/tabletext3.html. The grower I buy my Vidal and Cayuga from has a large vineyard with a variety of table grapes that he sells to Wegmans and farmers markets. However, a large quantity of this year's Lakemont were turning gold and had brown spots from sun exposure, making them unsuitable for the table grape market. Several years ago, I would buy Seyval from him, but lost the vines to crown gall so he offered me Lakemont as a substitute and I was happy with the results. It's a great table grape and the wine is somewhat neutral in character, kind of like toned down Seyval.
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