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Title: MUSCADINE TRAITS POTENTIALLY USEFUL IN BREEDING

Author
item Gupton, Creighton

Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/14/1999
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: A muscadine vineyard planted at McNeil, Miss. in 1990 included 23 cultivars and a planting in 1992 included nine cultivars. Each entry was evaluated for eight useful traits over four years. The regression of certain traits on others were performed to determine relationships that might be useful in selecting for valuable traits such as phyto-chemicals in seed. Ranges among cultivars for the traits were: harvest date-20 days, yield-33 kg per vine, berry weight-11.2 g, percent dry scar-38, degree Brix- 5, pH-0.5, seed per berry-1.2 and seed weight-5.5 g. The best relationship was between berry weight and seed weight.