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Regale


Cultivar Information

Flower type = Self-fertile
Berry color = Black
Year introduced = 1981
Variety protection = Unpatented

History

'Regale' was released in 1981 by C. Williams of the USDA and North Carolina State Univ. 'Regale' was selected from the cross 'Hunt' x 'Magnolia' as a red wine and juice cultivar.


Comments

'Regale' is different from many other muscadines. The flesh is soft and juicy, and the flavor distinct. Productivity was very high, to the point of overbearing. The berries pick with a very wet scar and this, along with the sharp flavor, makes them unsuitable for fresh use. Some years the sugar content of the berries was lower than desired, and for this reason I don't recommend it over 'Noble'.


 


 

Cultivar Attributes in Tifton, GA Trials

Cultivar

Vine vigor

Leaf disease

Berry rot

% Full crop

Harvest period

Ripening

% Dry scar

Regale

high

slight

slight

110%

midseason

very even

10%

Noble

high

slight

slight

100%

midseason

even

30%