The red grape variety is an interspecific new breed between Concord x Muscat d'Hamburg. It contains genes from Vitis labrusca and Vitis vinifera. The hybrid was crossed in Ohio in 1880 by the breeder George W. Campbell (1817-1898). It was named after the elf king from Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream". In 2010, no stock was recorded (Kym Anderson).