A cross between your average Thompson table grape and the tart-skinned black Concord, Bronx grapes are a rare heirloom varietal worth seeking out. Available for a limited time at Whole Foods in the North Bay, they have a delicate pinkish color, and a honey sweet taste that rival the tasty Muscat.
You won’t find these grapes just anywhere, however. California’s Lagier Ranch has one of the only mother vines of these grapes, and grows them on his Northern California farm for distribution around the Bay Area. Insanely delicate, they’re almost impossible to transport, they’ve been honored by Slow Foods Arc of Taste, these are cherished grapes in danger of disappearing altogether.
Get ’em while they last.