Swenson Red

produces large bunches with large red berries that may turn reddish-blue if allowed to remain on the vine. Hardiness in Minnesota is marginal, but the variety easily withstands the winters in most parts of New York. The berries are medium to large, uneven in size, and firm in texture with an adherent skin. The flavor is mildly fruity and pleasant. Downy mildew can be severe. This variety was released jointly by the University of Minnesota and Elmer Swenson, Osceola, Wisconsin, in 1980.