William Thompson (viticulturist)

William Thompson (viticulturist)

William Thompson () was a viticulturist. He emigrated to California (near Yuba City) in 1863 and developed the "Thompson Seedless" table grape (see Sultana), which is also used for grape juice and wine, as well as 95% of the raisins produced in California.



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  • Sultana (grape) — The sultana (also called the sultanina or sultani) is a type of white, seedless grape of Turkish or Iranian origin. It is also the name given to the raisin made from it; such sultana raisins are often called simply sultanas or sultanis. These are …   Wikipedia

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