1855W.R. KingCampaigning in Kaffirland 190The most deliciously flavoured grapes, one sort, called the ‘honey-pot’,..of immense size.
1878T.J. LucasCamp Life & Sport 213I tasted..delicious muscatels and sweet-water grapes, with crystal honey-pot and other kinds.
1908M.C. BruceNew Tvl 78Grapes whether of the Muscat of Alexandria or the sweet and popular ‘honey-pot’.., are amongst the most successful fruits grown in the colony.
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 214The Dutch name for this richly flavoured grape, the muscat of Alexandria, is Haanepoot...This name has been corrupted by English colonists into ‘Honey-pot,’ approaching the Dutch name in sound, but having reference to the lusciousness of the fruit.
1975Daily Dispatch 20 Sept. 5Its distinctive flavour and rich sweetness have led many a newcomer to the country to mistake the name and refer to the grape as ‘Honeypot’.
1990Stanger Mail 16 Feb. 1 (advt)‘Honeypot’ Grapes 99c per kg.
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