Volume 47 Number 1 Article 10 Pages: 59-63
Year 1993 Month 1
Title: Wine Grape Performance of 32 Cultivars in Western Colorado 1982-1986
Author: R.A. Hamman Jr.
Must analyses, yields, harvest dates, and
winter injury of 32 vinifera and hybrid grape
cultivars were evaluated at Colorado State
University's Orchard Mesa Center over a 5-year
The 27-year average heat unit accumulation (10°C base) at this site was 3,284, with 163
frost free days (0°C base). Vitis vinifera cultivars
that were consistently productive, had excellent
fruit quality, low incidence of winter injury,
and generated very acceptable enological characteristics were 'White Riesling,' 'Chardonnay,'
'Muscat Blanc,' 'Limberger,' 'Cabernet Sauvignon,'
'Merlot' and 'Cabernet Franc' The best
French hybrid cultivars evaluated were 'Seyval
blanc,' 'Vidal blanc,' Chancellor' and 'Rougeon.'
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