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Magnolia


Cultivar Information

Flower type = Self-fertile
Berry color = Bronze
Year introduced = 1954
Variety protection = Unpatented

History

'Magnolia' was released in 1962 jointly by N.C. State Univ. and the USDA. 'Magnolia' was released as a white pollinator for commercial plantings.


Comments

The small berry size of 'Magnolia' relegates it to the juice category. We found it to perform similarly to 'Carlos', with no real advantages over 'Carlos', and it has a wetter stem scar than Magnolia grapes on vine 'Carlos'. Because it is not superior to 'Carlos' we do not recommend planting of 'Magnolia'.


 


 

Average Berry Quality in Tifton, GA Trials

Cultivar

Berry weight (g)

Berry diameter (mm)

Soluble solids (%)

Magnolia

5.5

20

13.5

Carlos

5.3

20

13.8

 


Cultivar Attributes in Tifton, GA Trials

Cultivar

Vine vigor

Leaf disease

Berry rot

% Full crop

Harvest period

Ripening

% Dry scar

Magnolia

high

none

medium

90%

midseason

even

60%

Carlos

high

slight

high

90%

midseason

even

90%