I honestly want at least two different table grapes, and probably at least one each red and white for wine, but hopefully two each. If these end up being fewer than six species because some do double-duty, I won't complain.
Also to be considered is your specific climate and the terroir of the soil you're planting in. You have little control over that, but it will impact the taste of whatever you plant there, and things like grapes and hops are especially affected.
The best thing you can do, in my opinion, to ensure great tasting grapes for whatever purpose is to feed your soil life. Boost it with compost extracts and fungal slurries. If your spot of land has the potential for an exceptional terroir, that's how you can best unlock it.
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I honestly want at least two different table grapes, and probably at least one each red and white for wine, but hopefully two each. If these end up being fewer than six species because some do double-duty.
I've done something similar to this, like you mentioned with different colors, and I have some that are supposed to have different flavors and different ripening times to have a large range of flavors and an extended harvest!
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