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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
Primary Use: Wine
USDA Winter Hardiness: 7
Growth Habit: Upright
Sugg. Distance Between Vines: 6-8 ft.
Black Rot: Sensitive
Downy Mildew: Highly susceptible or sensitive
Powdery Mildew: Moderately susceptible or sensitive
Botrytis: Moderately susceptible or sensitive
|Dimensions||6 × 6 × 6 in|