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Fry


Cultivar Information

Flower type = Pistillage
Berry color = Bronze
Year introduced = 1970
Variety protection = Unpatented

History

'Fry' was released in 1970 by R. Lane of the University of Georgia. 'Fry' was selected from the cross Ga. 19-13 x USDA 19-11, for its large fruit size and excellent fruit quality.


Comments

Since its release, 'Fry' has set the standard for fresh fruit quality for bronze muscadines. Most growers are quite familiar with this cultivar. 'Fry' is popular for its large berry size and good flavor, even when picked immature. Yields are good, but like most female cultivars there can be off years. Probably the biggest downside to 'Fry' is its susceptibility to fruit rots, especially ripe rot, and wet stem scars. Growers may wish to try 'Summit' as a replacement. 'Summit' has drier scars, less disease susceptibility, and only a slightly smaller berry size.


 


 

Average Berry Quality in Tifton, GA Trials

Cultivar

Berry weight (g)

Berry diameter (mm)

Soluble solids (%)

Fry

12.7

27

15.3

Supreme

17.7

31

13.9

 


Cultivar Attributes in Tifton, GA Trials

Cultivar

Vine vigor

Leaf disease

Berry rot

% Full crop

Harvest period

Ripening

% Dry scar

Fry

medium

slight

slight

70%

midseason

even

30%

Supreme

medium

slight

none

90%

midseason

uneven

60%