Lomanto is an interspecific hybrid (Vitis spp.) red wine grape variety with Pierce’s Disease (Xylella fastidiosa) tolerance. Vines are moderate vigor with an upright, spindly growth habit. Clusters are small to medium with medium sized berries. Lomanto produces intensely colored juice and wine. Although Lomanto is primarily grown as a backyard grape, limited commercial acreage exists in Texas and in other states in the Southeastern U.S. Lomanto was developed by Thomas Volney Munson in Denison, Texas in 1902.
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Scarlet Royal is a mid-season red-skinned table grape (Vitis vinifera L.), typically ripening in mid to late August, in the San Joaquin Valley of California. This variety produces large (1.8 lb) conical-shaped clusters that are medium to well-filled (Hashim-Buckey and Ramming). Berries are oval in shape and of similar appearance to Crimson Seedless. Natural berry size is moderate to large for table grapes, 5-7 g, and generally color well naturally. Growers may expect 1,600 19-lb boxes of fruit per acre annually (Fidelibus et al., 2018). Scarlet Royal is patented and licensed exclusively to the California Table Grape Commission.
Marselan is a red wine grape (Vitis vinifera L.) variety from France that was selected from a planned cross, in 1961, of Cabernet Sauvignon and Garnacha. It was initially neglected because its traits didn’t meet the needs of the industry at the time, but viticulturists came to appreciate its disease resistance and fruit quality, leading to its official release in 1990. Since then, its reputation has only improved, and recent a trial in the San Joaquin Valley of California bolstered its growing reputation for producing high quality red wine grapes in warm and hot climate regions.