The huge grapes in Pan's Labyrinth...
- grocerytrekker Jan 18, 2007 05:06 AM
...are probably not real grapes. But they looked good enough to tempt the little girl. If they were real, what variety would they be?
What are the biggest grape varieties?
My grandfather Owen was a great experimental gardener, who even corresponded extensively with Luther Burbank back in the Teens and Twenties. Among the wonders growing in his Illinois back yard were the biggest grapes I've ever seen anywhere - bunches of huge blue-purple things the size of plums, looking almost like giant Concords, but much thinner-skinned and with tender, tasty flesh. I never did learn what kind they were, and when his youngest daughter took over the house she tore out all the fruiting plants and replaced them with grass, lawn ornaments and boring perennials.