From the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. ‘Alwood’ looks like a black ‘Concord’ with larger berries, but ripens about 3 weeks earlier than ‘Concord’. ‘Alwood’ has an unusually pronounced labrusca aroma that perfumes the air for some distance away from the vine. Very productive, often having three clusters to a shoot. The vine has unusually short internodes. That is, the buds are close together on the shoots. This makes the shoots short and gives the plant a compact, bushy look. It’s productivity and compact size make it good for smaller spaces, or possibly even in a large pot. Hardy to at least zone 5. Seems to do well on a wide range of soils, and has above average disease resistance.