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Old August 10, 2018   #1
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Default Brad's Atomic Grape

For fresh eating ... It's hard to beat






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Old August 11, 2018   #2
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I just got seeds, those are wonderful. On my new list because of these photos.
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Old August 11, 2018   #3
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Would you describe them as sweet? Or more tart than sweet?
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Mine are much more antho. Mild and Sweetly fruity for me.
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Would you describe them as sweet? Or more tart than sweet?
When picked ripe, they are sweet. Picked early they are tart...
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For fresh eating ... It's hard to beat

Agree. Makes a great cherry tom salad using various stages of ripe.
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wow!! these are so tasty - and beautiful ...... sweet/savoury with lovely texture - thank you Brad!!
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Both my plants are very spindly. Is this normal for BAG?
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Mine are still in their deep antho stage. Very strong plants, not wispy at all, plenty of flowers .. I'm not in a hurry to pick any before they look ripe, as I read that they hold well on the vine
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wow!! these are so tasty - and beautiful ...... sweet/savoury with lovely texture - thank you Brad!!
For the sake of confusion, those don't look ripe whatsoever. They will take on some yellows and reds when fully ripe.





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Completely normal for the variety.
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Mine are still in their deep antho stage. Very strong plants, not wispy at all, plenty of flowers .. I'm not in a hurry to pick any before they look ripe, as I read that they hold well on the vine
BAG is indeed a wispy variety. Not sure where your seeds came from, its even listed on WBF's website as a wispy.
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BAG is indeed a wispy variety. Not sure where your seeds came from, its even listed on WBF's website as a wispy.
Mine came from the MMMM swap, not sure there is a name of the source on the envelope/bag.
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wow!! these are so tasty - and beautiful ...... sweet/savoury with lovely texture - thank you Brad!!
I agree with that taste description. And fortunately, it is larger than what I consider to be a grape. I am growing it for the first time this year. I check the ones turning toward that rich mahogany by gently squeezing the sides and when they give a little they are near ripe.
Also, thanks to Marsha for sharing.
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I've grown it since they were first introduced and I don't get all the exotic colors. I pick mine when the first sign of a red splash occurs. It is perfect then.

If I waited until it looks like the promo photo, it would be total mush.

Wispy for sure, but as the plant matures, the wispiness isn't as pronounced. People loved looking at it in my garden when they are almost full size but still really dark. Most thought it was baby eggplants.
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Wispiness means different things to different people. For me, Artisan varieties look very wispy - Maglia Rosa, Pink Tiger and now Lucky Tiger.
BAG is very different in growth habit and style..
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