About 3,000 tons of grapes were sold for fresh consumption in New York State in 1990 and 1991. Grapes are cultivated in many home vineyards, and their value to the commercial industry has increased in the last decade. A wide range of flavors and appearances are available among the grapes that can be grown in the Northeast. The grapevine species that served as a parent to many of these grapes is known as Vitis labrusca. Fruit of V. labrusca have a pronounced fruity flavor, often referred to as an "American" flavor. Table grape varieties mature over an eight- to ten-week period, and several can be stored for later use. Some table grapes (e.g., Alden, Golden Muscat, New York Muscat, and Steuben) produce acceptable wines as well.