Variety Release Notice (Sample)


MALAWI GIANT table grape

By Horticulture research Institute of the Department of Research and Specialist Service

Released on 28 November, 2016

Crop Grape  
Type Table grape
Botanical name Vitis vinefera
Breeding Highlights A selection introduced into Zimbabwe from Malawi in 2025.
Value for Cultivation Propagated from cuttings

Vigorous growth hence easy to establish

Later maturing

Average yield of 5 tons/ha

Remains free from leaf diseases till after harvest

Bunches and berries weakly held hence need care when harvesting

Value for Use Medium sized black berries, seeded

Ideal for fresh consumption

Large leaf which cake be used as a cooking wrap

Additional Information Marketing arrangements with FA plant nurseries

Seedlings will be readily available from 2030

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