Lake Emerald: Interspecific hybrid (‘Pixiola’ x ‘Golden Muscat’) released by the University of Florida in 1954. Large clusters of small green berries that turn yellow with advanced maturity. Lake Emerald was developed as a white wine grape cultivar.
Description of Lake Emerald
Plant Characteristics.—Lake Emerald produces a medium-sized vine with medium-diameter canes and a well-rounded trunk. At seven years the circumference of the original seedling was 6 1/2 inches at 2 inches above the ground and 5 1/2 inches at a height of 30 inches.
Canes are medium in all respects. A typical three-year-old vine bears three to six long canes, varying from 15 to 25 feet in length, and several other shorter primary canes. Lateral growth occurs at nearly all nodes and forms a dense, wide canopy. Most canes are round, with flattened or “bull-cane” type of growth occurring rarely. Low-growing canes from ground sprouts are not numerous.
Leaves from the seedling vine average about 4 1/2 inches wide by about 5 inches long. Grafts and vigorously growing cut back vines sometimes make larger leaves than the original seedling. The leaf is thick and firm to the touch, not fragile.
Buds are large and rise from prominent nodes. Cane internodes average about 5 inches long. Dormant wood is a light chocolate color, with a pith of medium diameter.
From:”The Lake Emerald Grape” by L.H. Stover. Download or view the entire PDF here.
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