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American grape growing and wine making (1880) (14782597254)


American grape growing and wine making (1880) (14782597254)



Identifier: americangrapegro00husm (find matches)
Title: American grape growing and wine making
Year: 1880 (1880s)
Authors: Husmann, George, 1827-1902
Subjects: Viticulture Wine and wine making
Publisher: New York, Orange Judd Company
Contributing Library: UMass Amherst Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: UMass Amherst Libraries

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grower,abundant bearer, and little subject to disease. Eipenswith Concord. GcETHE.—(Rogers Hylrid No. 1). For us in the Westthis is one of the most reliable and best of all the La-hrusca class, and has no foxiness, but some of the flavorof its vinifera parent. I have seen it succeed equallywell near Baltimore and Washington City. Many havefailed to succeed with this, and also others of the EogersHybrids, for the simple reason that the vines areluxuriant growers and very abundant bearers, and thevines were taxed beyond their strength when young; didnot ripen their fruit or wood well, and were enfeebled foryears to come. But with rather short pruning, severethinning of the fruit when young, and allowing the vineonly from 10 to 15 lbs. of fruit per year, good results canbe gained nearly every year. This will apply to aU theRogers Hybrids. Bunch medium to large, rather loose,shouldered ; berry very large, oblong, very good when yetwhite, When it resembles the Malaga, pale red when fully
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Fig. 8.—MARTHA. AND WINE MAKIKG. 39 ripe; skin thin, pulp tender, juicy, sweet, and luscious, withfine Frontignan flayor. Fine for table and market, andmakes a very delicate white wine, superior to Catawba.Specific gravity of must 80°. Vine a strong, rampantgrower, Avith peculiar mottled foliage, ; generally healthyand hardy, though occasionally subject to rot. Eipenswith Catawba. Fine on the Lakes, though it develops astronger feline flavor there. Iyes.—Whoever is satisfied with a grape which ishealthy and hardy, and an abundant bearer, but of verypoor quality, may plant the Ives. I confess that I wouldrather not have any grapes if I could not haw betterthan the Ives. It is well enough known to need no de-scrijDtion, and, in fact, deserves none, but it will yield anabundance of fruit, which will color early, generallyspoils the market for good grapes ; hangs well to thebunch, and will do for stewing and preserving, alsomakes a tolerable Claret wine, if allowed to hang verylong,





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