Tara: Self-fertile muscadine cultivar released by the University of Georgia in 1993. Large bronze berries primarily used for fresh eating and jelly.
The following information on Tara originates from:
Flower type = Self-fertile
Berry color = Bronze
Year introduced = 1993
Variety protection = Unpatented
Average berry quality in Tifton, Ga. trials
|Cultivar||Berry weight (g)||Berry diameter (mm)||Soluble solids (%)||Tara||12.7||27||14.1|
Cultivar attributes in Tifton, Ga. trials
|Cultivar||Vine vigor||Leaf disease||Berry rot||% Full crop||Harvest period||Ripening||% Dry scar|
Tara grapes in hand’Tara’ was released in 1993 by R. Lane of the University of Georgia. ‘Tara’ was selected from the cross ‘Summit’ x ‘Triumph’. ‘Tara’ was selected because of its large berries, self-fertile flowers, and disease resistance.
There is a lot to like about ‘Tara’. Berry size is similar to ‘Fry’, which is quite large for a self-fertile cultivar, and harvest season is early. The berry color is more yellow than ‘Fry’, and the berries have a relatively dry stem scar. Fruit rot resistance seems to be good, and yields were high.
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Dave’s Garden, All things Plants, Texas Superstar or Aggie Horticulture
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