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Loomis


Cultivar Information

Flower type = Female
Berry color = Red
Year introduced = 1989   
Variety protection = Unpatented

History

'Loomis' originated in Meridan, Miss. by N. Loomis. It was later introduced by R. Lane and M. Owens of the University of Georgia. 'Loomis' was selected out of the cross 'Creek' x US 15.


Comments

'Loomis' was selected for its high disease resistance and excellent taste. Unfortunately, we have found 'Loomis' to be among the poorest yielding cultivars that we have tested. In several years there wasn't even enough crop for testing.

This is an interesting cultivar in that it has a very distinct taste, that can be quite good although at times it is a little sharp. Also, the berry has a burgundy color, different from the normal black of most muscadines. This would be an interesting addition for the fruit connoisseur, but does not yield enough for most applications.


Cultivar Attributes in Tifton, GA Trials

Cultivar

Vine vigor

Leaf disease

Berry rot

% Full crop

Harvest period

Ripening

% Dry scar

Loomis

high

none

slight

20%

late

uneven

30%

Fry

medium

slight

slight

70%

midseason

even

30%

Supreme

medium

slight

none

90%

midseason

uneven

60%