Commercial Horticulture - Fruits and Nuts
Sunbelt - Grapes
and Color - Seeded juice grape; blue.
Date of Release - 1993; plant patent #8511.
Berry Flavor - Typical V. labrusca; similar to Concord; 17
percent soluble solids.
Berry Size - Large, 4 grams.
Berry Texture - Slipskin.
Cluster Size - Small, 150 grams.
Yield - Moderate, 4 to 5 tons/acre in research trials.
Maturity Date - Approximately August 17 at Clarksville, Arkansas.
Hardiness - Hardy, similar to Concord.
Comments - A significant attribute of Sunbelt is its even-ripening
under hot conditions, compared to Concord which exhibits uneven ripening in
these conditions; medium vigor; moderate resistance to black rot and anthracnose
but higher resistance to powdery and downy mildews; disease control program used
for Concord production is suggested for Sunbelt; juice quality rated similar to
or higher than Concord.
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