Concord has been around for a long time but is still a favourite eating grape for so many Canadians. This purple-skinned grape has a juicy, sweet "bubble gum" tasting flesh and is excellent for processing into jelly, juice etc as Concord grapes do not lose their flavour when they are heated. Concord grape was once considered the only grape to plant in colder climates but now we have many other grape varieties that can be grown in Canada. Communion wines and Niagara wines of 50 yrs ago used the Concord grape extensively for fermenting into sweet, easy to drink beverages.
CONCORD grape is being reported as containing antioxidants that are effective at beating back blood cancer as well as other health claims.