Muscat (white grape)

Muscat originally comes from Egypt (Alexandria), where it was grown by the ancient Egyptians. It is cultivated throughout the Mediterranean region for wine and as a table grape.

Properties
Good, strong growth, somewhat sensitive to mildew. It travels well and can be kept in reasonably good condition.

Harvest
In the unheated greenhouse from mid to end of October. In the heated greenhouse from July through September

Fruit
Large cluster with moderately large berries that should be golden yellow when ripe. Fine Muscat taste and a good quantity of sugar. Thinning required to create attractive cluster shape.

Pruning
On horizontal canes, prune back to 3 – 4 buds.

Special characteristics
Very good table and wine grape with a great taste. Sometimes suffers from heat stress in the summer.