Vol 124 (2011): Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society
Krome Memorial Institute (Tropicals)

FamC30-5-1: A Potential Red Wine Selection for Florida

Z Ren
Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL 32317
J Lu
Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL 32317
X Xia
Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL 32317
F. Bradley
Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL 32317
Published December 1, 2011
Keywords
  • grape color intensity,
  • Pierce’s disease,
  • wine evaluation

Abstract

Adaptability, productivity, and wine quality with nice and stable color are the main challenges of the Florida wine grape industry, due to the hot and humid growing environment that leads to high disease incidence. In the efforts to improve the wine industry in Florida, FAMU’s grape breeding program selected a Pierce’s disease resistant breeding line, FamC30-5-1. This selection has produced high quality red wine with excellent and stable color. The wine color intensity is outstanding and the aroma is very good. This selection could be a milestone for the future development of red wine grapes for the Florida wine industry.