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Melon

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Origin:

France

Source:

US Plant Introduction Station, Glendale Md.

Color:

White

Fruit Maturity:

Mid-season

Clusters

Small to medium conic, winged

Wood Maturity:

Mid-season

Berry:

12-15 mm, round

Cold Hardiness:

Moderate - 4

Cluster Compactness:

Compact

Killing Temperature:

-15.2

Disease & Disorders:

None

Relative Vigor:

Vigorous on C. 3309

Location Year Wt. (lb) (%) (grams) (Tons/Acre) Date (%)
Geneva 1985 0.8 82 173 3.5 34243 20.2
1986 2.3 91 206 8.8 34231 19.7
1987 1.6 68 143 2.3 34239 19.3
Mean 1.6 80 174 4.9 34237 19.7

Summary:

Good disease and botrytis tolerance, the large clusters produce large crops. Vines would probably have benefited from additional crop control or more severe pruning. There is some confusion between Melon and Pinot blanc in the literature. When properly cropped wine quality is good, but does not equal that of Chardonnay.

Recommendations:

Recommended

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