Black Malvoise


This variety is rather widely grown in California as an early

table-grape and might be worth trying in eastern grape regions. While

the fruit is not of the best quality, it is good. The following

description is compiled:

Vine vigorous, healthy and productive; wood long-jointed, rather

slender, light brown. Leaves of medium size, oval, evenly and

deeply five-lobed; basal sinus open, with nearly parallel sides;

upper surface smooth, almost glabrous; lower surface slightly

tomentose on the veins and veinlets. Bunches large, loose,

branching; berries large, oblong, reddish black with faint bloom;

flesh firm, juicy, crisp; flavor lacking in richness and

character; quality not high. Season early, keeping and shipping

but poorly.