When you think of grapes in the Northwest, wine is probably the first thing that comes to mind. But Concord juice grapes actually are Washington’s most widely planted grape. It turns out, juice grapes are more susceptible to warming weather than their wine grape cousins.
The sun beats down as researcher Markus Keller leans in to inspect his experimental concord grape vineyard.
Keller: “As you can see here, there’s a lot of flowers forming on the different shoots.”
The grape leaves hang down like a curtain over the rows of vines. This year’s crop looks to be strong.