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  Edelweiss (grape) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Edelweiss is a very winter-hardy grape variety derived from crossing the Minnesota 78 and Ontario grapes.
Should Edelweiss not be harvested early, the completely ripe labrusca flavoring becomes too strong for the palate of most.
Edelweiss was first developed as a table grape.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edelweiss_(grape)   (180 words)

 Encyclopedia: List of grape varieties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Niagara grapes are a variety of the North American grape species Vitis labrusca and are used as table grapes and for wines, as well as jams and juice.
Norton grapes, a grape cultivar of Vitis aestivalis are grown in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic States and are native to the United States.
Hybrid grape varieties or "hybrids" is, in fact, the popular term for a subset of what are properly known as hybrids, specifically crossings between one species of the genus vitis and another.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/List-of-grape-varieties   (4321 words)

 Encyclopedia: Grape   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A grape is the fruit of a vine in the family Vitaceae.
The sea grape Coccoloba uvifera is actually a member of the Buckwheat family Polygonaceae and is native to the lands of the Caribbean Sea.
Grapes are being extensively researched all over the world as a result of the "French Paradox" contrasting the diets of the French with those of other Western countries, particularly the United States.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Grape   (1797 words)

 grapes for trial
Concord is the most widely planted grape east of the Rockies, and is popular in Minnesota.
Edelweiss is a large-clustered white variety that has good quality as a table grape, and sometimes for wine, as long as it is picked promptly.
As a table grape, its biggest drawback is the small size of both berry and cluster.
fruit.coafes.umn.edu /grape/varietiesfortrial.htm   (537 words)

 growing grape Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Grape varieties with a large portion of their ancestry coming from wild American species tend to droop.
Grapes need a good water supply when they are actively growing in the spring and summer.
Choose your grape varieties based upon what you plan to use them for, how they are adapted to the local growing conditions, and plan the trellis according to the variety's growth habit.
www.ristcanyonvineyards.com /grapedirectory.html   (1111 words)

 Growing Grapes for Home Use
Edelweiss is a large-clustered, white variety that has good quality as a table grape as long as it is picked promptly.
Grapes change color long before they are fully mature, so it’s possible to pick the clusters before they have reached their peak in flavor, size, and sweetness, if berry color alone is used as a guide.
Grapes are extremely sensitive to the fumes of 2,4-D, which is widely used to control dandelions in the lawn.
www.extension.umn.edu /distribution/horticulture/DG1103.html   (2587 words)

 Beta (grape) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Beta is an extremely winter-hardy variety of (A native or inhabitant of North America) North American (Any of various juicy purple- or green-skinned fruit of the genus Vitis; grow in clusters) grape derived from a cross of (Native grape of northeastern United States; origin of many cultivated varieties e.g.
Concord grapes) vitis labrusca (variety (Town in eastern Massachusetts near Boston where the first battle of the American Revolution was fought) Concord) and vitis riparia (wild riverbank grape, variety (United States botanist and agricultural chemist who developed many uses for peanuts and soy beans and sweet potatoes (1864-1943)) Carver).
This variety is grown successfully in (Republic in northern Europe; achieved independence from Russia in 1917) Finland and was widely planted in (A midwestern state) Minnesota in the early 20th century.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/B/Be/Beta_(grape).htm   (202 words)

 Zweigelt -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It is now the most widely-grown red grape variety in Austria, as well as having some presence in (A nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada) Canada's vineyards.
Because of the popularity of this grape in (A mountainous republic in central Europe; under the Habsburgs (1278-1918) Austria maintained control of the Holy Roman Empire and was a leader in European politics until the 19th century) Austria, Zweigelt wine is very widespread there.
Because of its fruity characteristics, it has been compared to the wines produced from the Gamay grape, like the red wines of (Dry fruity light red wine drunk within a few months after it is made; from the Beaujolais district in southeastern France) Beaujolais.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/Z/Zw/Zweigelt.htm   (404 words)

 Planting grapes
Grapes can be eaten fresh or processed into jam, jelly, juice, or wine.
Grapes are very susceptible to injury from 2,4-D, dicamba, and similar broadleaf herbicides.
A list of suggested grape varieties for Iowa is included at the end of this article.
www.ipm.iastate.edu /ipm/hortnews/1997/4-11-1997/plantgrapes.html   (570 words)

 MN Hardy, grapes
While our grape breeding program has been developing new cold-hardy varieties for more than 50 years, a state-of-the-art research winery and lab facility was completed in 2000.
The grapes have a high sugar and acid content at harvest, making a red wine with characteristic aromas of cherries, berries, and plums.
A new red wine grape is currently being propagated by commercial nurseries and will be available to the public in the near future.
www.maes.umn.edu /MNHardy/components/grapes.asp   (361 words)

Grapes hang onto stem better than Fredonia but are not quite as sweet.
They should be supported on a 2-strand wire fence or on a trellis, and, in very cold regions, pruned to a low-headed double trunk, so that the tough woody part stays close to the ground and the more flexible canes can be bent down to be covered with mulch in winter.
Grape plants should be spaced 6 to 8 feet apart, with 6 to 8 feet between rows.
www.sln.potsdam.ny.us /grapes.html   (353 words)

 Products - Little Horse Winery
Edelweiss is a large-clustered, white variety that has good quality as a table grape and can be used to make a delightful, slightly sweet wine.
Maréchal Foch (Kuhlmann 188-2) is a very early ripening fl grape with small berries and clusters that produce a fruity light red table wine.
Grape quality is good, but like most good grapes, the vines must be sprayed for local fungal problems.
www.littlehorsewinery.com /products.htm   (1449 words)

 Blue Door Vineyard :: Elmer Swenson Grape Breeding Pioneer
Elmer Swenson became fascinated by grapes as a child, and the Wisconsin dairy farmer spent 60 years tinkering in his spare time to produce a sweet-tasting table grape to rival the varieties from California.
In 1944, as Swenson was beginning his work with grapes, the University of Minnesota held a public open house at the Horticultural Research Center in Chanhassen.
It was these grapes that overcame the central problem of growing in a cold region: the vines were able to survive the winters and the fruit tasted good.
www.bluedoorvineyard.com /ElmerSwensonPioneer.html   (667 words)

 Organic Grape Production   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Though not impossible, organic grape production in the East is complicated by a climate that fosters insect and disease problems and by consumer preferences for grape cultivars (both dessert and wine grapes) difficult to grow in the East.
The many large-scale organic wine and table grape vineyards in California are testimony to the relative ease of organic grape culture in that part of the country.
In the spring, at least 15 days before grape bloom, the ridge soil containing the cocoons in its surface is pulled from under the trellis into the row centers with a mechanical grape hoe.
www.attra.org /attra-pub/grape.html   (4372 words)

 University of Minnesota TC: M
While at the University she studied natural resources and was only peripherally aware of the research going on in grapes, but now she feels very lucky to have stumbled across wine making.
Recently, we introduced a grape called Frontenac which is now being planted on a large scale, all around the Midwest and in upstate New York.
Grape breeding work at the University began all the way back in 1908, explains Hemstad, but the interest was in juice, jelly, and table grapes.
www1.umn.edu /urelate/m/winter99/roll.html   (1216 words)

 Edelweiss (grape) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Edelweiss is a very winter-hardy (Any of various juicy purple- or green-skinned fruit of the genus Vitis; grow in clusters) grape variety derived from crossing the Minnesota 78 and Ontario grapes.
It was developed by Elmer Swenson in 1980 at the (Click link for more info and facts about University of Minnesota) University of Minnesota.
Although it can be used to make a white (Fermented juice (of grapes especially)) wine it is a better table grape.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/E/Ed/Edelweiss_(grape).htm   (93 words)

 Nebraska Life | Nebraska Life Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It's happening not in the cities, but in the hills of the countryside where people are pouring their lives into the age-old tradition of growing grapes and making wine.
Across Nebraska, grape growers and vintners recognize Swanson as one of Nebraska's foremost grape experts, a man who knows grape plant physiology upside and down and possesses an intimate understanding of plant growth.
Their broad green leaves spread over dense clusters of grapes that ripen in the sun, waiting to be harvested — just as they have done for thousands of years.
www.nebraskalife.com /storyVinesWines.asp   (2478 words)

 Vintage of a lifetime - Ag Innovation News
With the help of a teacher who boarded on their farm, Swenson started reading “Foundation of American Grape Culture” by T. Munson, a national authority on grape breeding who died the year Swenson was born.
Grape cultivars that European immigrants brought to America died within five years, even though wild grapes were abundant.
Swenson’s first two hybrids were released by the U of M — Edelweiss, named by a grape hobbyist in New Hampshire, and Swenson Red, which the grape’s namesake claims is “as good as a California (table grape) in taste and texture.
www.auri.org /news/ainapr00/vintage.htm   (928 words)

 Welcome to Breezy Hills Vineyard and Winery!
Breezy Hills' 2004 Edelweiss was awarded a Silver Medal at the 2005 Indiana State Fair International Wine Competition.
Edelweiss is perhaps the Midwest's fastest growing grape selection.
Finished in a cool German style, our Edelweiss is somewhat tropical in flavor with a citrus or pineapple nose.
www.breezyhills.com   (75 words)

 Grain and Grape
Weißbier was clearly out-of-style, with the old "brown" beer still fashionable as evidenced by the fact that as late as 1856 even the famous Hofbräuhaus in Munich was once again brewing primarily their brown beer, and gave up any right to white beer.
However, during the severe depression years in Germany, the 1920s and 30s, the upper-class decided that they did not have to drink this trüb (cloudy) beer, and all sprang to the modern, filtered version.
Grain and Grape staff will be happy to advise you on the pros and cons of each.
www.grainandgrape.com.au /BeerOTMonth/weizen.htm   (1140 words)

 Grape Plants offered by Woodstock Nursery
Zone 3-7, Another hearty grape for Northern climates, this Blue-fl grape is excellent for juice or jelly.
A large round grape with crisp yet tender texture.
Vigorous and hardy vines produce exceptional grapes for wine, juice, and eating.
www.wallace-woodstock.com /grapes.htm   (182 words)

Grape Wines: Marechal Foch, Rolling Hills Red (De Chaunac), La Crosse, Edelweiss, and Stella's Blush (blend of Steuben, Isabella, and Valiant).
We specialize in the “American Varieties” of grapes such as Elvira, Valiant, Concord and Niagara and in native fruit wines including apple, raspberry, cherry, wild plum, chokecherry and elderberry.
If you are a member of the Western Iowa Grape Growers Association and would like to have your commercial winery or vineyard listed here, please contact the Assoc.
www.westerniowagrapegrowers.org /Winery-Nursery   (400 words)

 winemaking: requested recipes (Muscat Grape Wine)
There is no single grape called Muscat, but rather a whole parthenon of grapes distinguished by a powerful, recognizable aroma, low acid, and richly flavored taste.
If the aroma of the grape is more musky that Muscat Blanc, it may be the juice of Muscat Ottonel.
Wash and destem the grapes, cull out any unripe or unsound ones, crush them by hand or with the flat bottom of a wine bottle, transfer them to a nylon straining bag, and either squeeze out the juice by hand or use a grape or fruit press to extract the juice.
winemaking.jackkeller.net /request.asp   (486 words)

I MAY be able to direct you to sources of some grapes in Canada and Europe.
Grape cuttings travel well, even in cold weather, having no tender roots to freeze.
Now, however, it appears that there are two grapes going under that name and what I was selling isn't the same as the selection I had.
www.bunchgrapes.com /varieties.html   (1496 words)

 Putting Down Roots --Gardening Columns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
His wine has gained such a reputation that each of his children requested that it be served at their weddings.
Grape varieties that will perform well in Minnesota include Swenson Red, Edelweiss, Beta, Bluebell and Frontenac.
To grow grapes successfully in Minnesota -- for table use, juice or wine -- you will need a sunny, south-facing site, well-drained soil, good air circulation and a willingness to master the art of grapevine training and pruning.
www.puttingdownroots.net /columns/2002/intern.htm   (739 words)

 ISU Extension News Release
Each spring, Iowa grape growers look at their vines in anticipation of the delicious fruits they will provide in the fall.
Anthracnose, a fungal disease of grapes, has also been waiting patiently all winter to "spring" upon your grapes.
Grape anthracnose (Elisinoe ampelina) is a fungus that produces structures called "sclerotia" that allow it to survive through the winter on infected canes or berries that have fallen on the ground.
www.extension.iastate.edu /newsrel/2002/apr02/apr0217.html   (475 words)

 Roll Out the Barrel
Ideally suited to working with grapes - careful, driven, and a perfectionist - Hemstad is the state's leading proponent of wine making as a viable industry.
The University began with the theory that Minnesota's naturally occurring breed of wild grapes - called Vitis riparia - might be the basis for vines that could withstand the cold and variable climate.
There is a German-style white wine, sweet and yellow as spun honey, and a drier, lighter white blend that bursts with a vivid pear tone - both derived from the Edelweiss grape variety.
w3.aces.uiuc.edu /NRES/faculty/Skirvin/cfar/umn.htm   (1564 words)

 Edelweiss - Appellation America
Created by Elmer Swenson, this white grape is derived from an Ontario x MN 78 cross.
The vine produces large, loose clusters, with pale gold berries.
The grapes of the vine are often used to make sweet white wines or occasionally left on the vine long enough to produce icewines.
www.appellationamerica.com /grapePage.aspx?grapeID=156   (153 words)

 Testimonials and Reviews
It was not until the 1930s when more individual grape varieties started to be planted separately that it was really recognised as a quality grape variety in its own right.
Genetic research into the variety's origins is currently underway in Austria and it seems fairly certain that the Grüner Veltliner is a direct descendant of the Traminer grape variety.
The most prominent characteristic of this grape variety, is its fantastic suitability to accompany food.
www3.telus.net /public/ddirect/id69.htm   (2550 words)

 Marquette Maid Wine List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This vintage of a blend of the Valiant and the Blue Bell Grape is finished semi-dry.
This locally grown Concord Grape was fermented at cool temperatures, and finished semi-dry.
A semi-sweet blend of the Volga Lake White grapes and the Concord grape.
www.halvorson.org /vineyard/ourwines.php   (249 words)

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