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  • From: "Dean Kreutzer" <>
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  • Subject: RE: [NAFEX] Lorelei Grape
  • Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 13:28:57 -0600

Hi Del,

I agree, Lorelei (ES 5-4-29) is a wonderful tasting grape. Elmer Swenson crossed ES 2-4-13 x ES 2-5-5 to get this grape and many other high quality grapes such as Summersweet, ES 5-4-16, and ES 5-3-89. Lorelei may be a challenge for it to survive zone 2 or 3, as I have it as a zone 4 grape, but well worth the effort. Also, from my records it does need a pollinator; I'm not sure if it is a female grape or if the stamens are reflexed, like ES 5-3-89. As you know, it is a white grape, with medium clusters and berries, ripening in Early/Mid-Sept in Central Minnesota. When I have tasted the fruit, the flavor is superior in the berries that are left to ripen a little while longer, getting a slight bronze color tone to them. I have been told that wine created from Lorelei is very strange, and not suitable.

That's all the info I have.

Good luck!

Dean Kreutzer
Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
USDA zone 3

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