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Much of Traminette’s background information presented here was provided by Dr . Bruce Reisch at Cornell University and Dr. Bruce Bordelon at Purdue. Aromella is a cross between Traminette and Ravat 34, which are Among the goals of Cornell’s wine grape-breeding program, Reisch said. Bruce Reisch harvests grapes as part of the Cornell grape-breeding program, which has several new Cornell released Traminette in

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Alert me to new issues of HortScience. This is due to the basic fruitfulness of the cultivar, which is less than most hybrids. Wines were analyzed for pH and titratable acidity as described previously and for organic acids tartaric, malic, lactic by high-performance liquid chromatography.

Juice and wine analysis. This Article HortScience May vol.

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Nursery requests for cuttings may be addressed to B. He is tremendously impressed with the cold-hardiness of Traminette. Vitis special issue Proc. Bruce Bordelon at Purdue University.

Traminette Grape

The cross of Joannes Seyve Promising results have been reported from Marquis trials in Arkansas, Indiana, and Michigan. The wine has good body and no deisch flavors characteristic of interspecific hybrid grapes. This will not only preserve the fruit character but lessen any possible degradation from spontaneous fermentations, high stem and skin tannins, and the development of volatile acidity.


Crown gall has been observed, while phylloxera has not yet led to vine decline in Indiana. Generally, it is reasonably free of traaminette rot and Botrytis cinerea fruit rot, but is more affected by Phomopsis viticolawhich causes Phomopsis cane and leaf spot, and can lead to fruit rot.

‘Traminette’ grape named Outstanding Fruit Cultivar by ASHS

Control wines were produced following a standard procedure; in short, fruit was pressed and juice settled overnight in glass carboys, then inoculated with yeast strain EC Lallemand, Montreal, CA. Agricola Articles by Reisch, B. This cross was made in by H. Prior to posting a comment, please Login or Create Account. In addition, potassium deficiency was a problem; even growth and rrisch of ‘Cayuga White’ was considered to be fornel, in comparison with commercial yields obtained at nearby sites.


Mildly fruity at first, Marquis will develop a rich Labrusca flavor if left to ripen on the vine. The amber berries are medium sized 1. In their trials at numerous sites, yields averaged pounds per vine, based upon vines sized at Research was done on own-rooted vines, which were reeisch and vigorous regardless of the presence of phylloxera in the Trzminette York soils. Fruit cluster of ‘Traminette’. In New York, three growers have indicated satisfaction with viticultural and enological traits of ‘Traminette’.

It is also interesting to note that the YAN concentration in both cultivars consists primarily of primary amino nitrogen with relatively low ammonium AMM concentrations. Traminette is a vinifera-type wine grape.


Google Scholar Articles by Reisch, B. These are vinifera type wines from vines that are much easier to grow in cold climates. With his impending move to another position in Australia, Barrett sent seeds from the cross to Cornell, where they were first planted in Until they are released, grapes are referred to by number only.

Registration is quick and free password optional Without registration, you are posting as Guest. Pool and Thomas Henick-Kling. Bruce Reisch, who took over a vacant grape-breeding position in Semi-commercial trials are being prepared in southwest Michigan.

LT 50 for ‘Traminette’ was Much of the Finger Lakes’ increasing reputation for good wine over the past decade is because the region’s microclimate is similar to the fine grape growing regions of Germany and France. This translates to a crop load ratio yield to pruning weight of 6 to 10, which is thought to be an ideal range.

Information from that publication is included here. Vines are highly productive and very winter hardy under upstate New York conditions.