Illustration of Concord Grapes

Illustrated by Van Ingen-Snyder
Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the Year 1863

Washington: Government Printing Office, 1863
Gould Library Government Documents

The name of Concord derives from its place of origin:  E.W. Bull, Concord, Massachusetts. The fruit is described as “large, globular, almost black…perfectly hardy and healthy in all sections, and as a table sort, when well ripened, it will long continue a favorite where more delicate sorts, or those later in ripening, do not succeed.”

This illustration certainly conveys the hardy countenance of these juicy spheres.