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Sugargate


Cultivar Information

Flower type = Self-fertile
Berry color = Black
Year introduced = 1974
Variety protection = Patent expired

History

'Sugargate' was released by Ison's Nursery in 1974. Plant patent #4056, May 31, 1977. The listed pedigree is 'Fry' x S. 29-49.


Comments

We have performed only limited testing of 'Sugargate'. Productivity appears to be far too inconsistent for its use as a commercial cultivar, and the stem scars tear too often. It has some potential as a home variety because of its large size, early harvest, and very sweet berry. I have found this to be one of the sweetest of the muscadines, you just need a few vines to produce enough fruit.


 


 

Average Berry Quality in Tifton, GA Trials

Cultivar

Berry weight (g)

Berry diameter (mm)

Soluble solids (%)

Sugargate

11.7

30

17.4

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

Sugargate

 

 

none

40 %

early

even

20%

Fry

medium

slight

slight

70%

midseason

even

30%

Supreme

medium

slight

none

90%

midseason

uneven

60%