Riesling Emerald


900 in stock

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This is a unique hybrid cross developed by University of California Davis viticulturist Dr Harold Olmo in 1948. The Emerald is a cross between Riesling and Muscadelle. Production of a high quality Riesling like wine in the warmer regions of the US was nearly impossible prior to the introduction of the Emerald. This vine is widely adapted to a range of different temperatures producing high quality juice in warm regions and in cooler regions similar quality only with a fuller body.

The Emerald is planted in a wide spectrum of locations worldwide and has seen extensive use in California’s hotter Central Valley, Israel, and South Africa where its durability in warm climates routinely produces a delightful, light, aromatic wine.

Emerald pairs extrordinarily well with pork, shellfish, creamy suaces, goats cheese, and spicy Asian foods


Color: White

Primary Use: Wine

USDA Winter Hardiness: 7

Growth Habit: Upright

Vigor: Vigorous

Sugg. Distance Between Vines: 6-8 ft.


Disease Issues

Black Rot: Sensitive

Downy Mildew: Highly susceptible or sensitive

Powdery Mildew: Moderately susceptible or sensitive

Botrytis: Moderately susceptible or sensitive


Additional information

Weight 1.6 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 6 in

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