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Granny Val


Cultivar Information

Flower type = Self-fertile
Berry color = Bronze
Year introduced = 1983
Variety protection = Patent expired

History

'Granny Val' was released and patented by Ison's Nursery in 1983. Plant patent #5823, Dec. 9, 1986. The listed pedigree is 'Fry' x 'Carlos'.


Comments

'Granny Val' was a good performer in our test and is recommended as a late maturing pollinator. Appearance and size of 'Granny Val' was good, but stem scar was mediocre.

Flavor was average at best. 'Granny Val' seldom gets real sweet, and has a sharp flavor. However, we have noted that the flavor of many muscadine cultivars tends to get sharper later in the harvest season. A problem with 'Granny Val' is that it often sets too large of a crop, resulting in berries with low sugar content. This is not uncommon among the self-fertile culitvars. There aren't many good late season cultivars, so 'Granny Val' is still recommended for this use.


 


 

Average Berry Quality in Tifton, GA Trials

Cultivar

Berry weight (g)

Berry diameter (mm)

Soluble solids (%)

Granny Val

11.7

27

13.3

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

Granny Val

medium high

moderate

slight

110 %

very late

uneven

50%

Fry

medium

slight

slight

70%

midseason

even

30%

Supreme

medium

slight

none

90%

midseason

uneven

60%