Originally Posted By: David Nelson
A couple of folks have mentioned Norton in this thread, but Norton (and Cynthiana) are pure vitis aestivalis. No cross, no hybrid, just an American grape variety of its own.
That's my understanding also, Dave. That and $1.50 will get you a cup of coffee. For real authority, the OCW supports that view.
My impression from the thread drift, however, is that Norton was merely added as yet another example of a grape variety that doesn't get much respect. Of course, that's to be expected of anything without European origins grown east of the west face of the Rockies, right? whistle

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