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Variety of Grapes

Taking into consideration the demand in the international market, MRDBS, Pune imported canes of some of the prominent grape varieties like Crimson Seedless and Victoria from South Africa. In the year 2008 – 09 four varieties viz. Autumn Seedless, Blush Seedless, Marquis and Autumn Royal were imported from Davis University, California.

Grape Varieties Released By Grape Growers

Tas – A – Ganesh

This variety was released by Mr. Subash Arve in 1970 by selecting buds on Cardons of Thompson Seedless variety.

Characteristics

  • Berries are long and swell at one side, while creating an empty space at the other end, giving the bunch a good shape.
  • Grape juice contains more reducing sugar.

Sonaka

This variety was developed by Mr. Nanasaheb Kale of Nannaj, Solapur by selecting the buds on cardons of Thompson Seedless variety in 1977.

Characteristics

  • Rachis
  • Berries are 1 to 1.5 inches long and gain a yellowish color during varaison
  • Very thin pericarp
  • Sugar content is 24 to 26° Brix

Manik Chaman

This variety was developed by Mr. T. R. Dabade of Nannaj, Solapur selecting the buds on cardons of Thompson Seedless variety in 1982.

Characteristics

  • High fruitfulness & simultaneous ripening of the bunches
  • The bunches weigh around 400 to 500 gm
  • Berries are 1 to 1.5 inches long
  • During ripening the berries turn yellowish

Maruti Seedless – Sangli

Mr. Maruti Ramchandra Mali from Mhaisal, Tal. Miraj, Dist. Sangli developed this variety in the year 1993 – 94 from Thompson Seedless variety.

Characteristics

  • Bunches are triangular in shape
  • Average weight of the bunche is 400 to 800 gms.
  • Greenish white colour of the berries
  • Uniform round berries with more of pulp and good aroma

Sarita Seedless (Black Sonaka)

Mr. Nanasaheb Kale (from Nannaj, Solapur) developed this variety by selection of buds from cardons of Sharad Seedless variety in the year 1996 – 97.

Characteristics

  • Deep purple colour of berries which are 1.5 to 2 inches long. Sugar percentage is 20-22° Brix Thick skinned & no cracking of berries.
  • Berries very good to taste, sweet and with a good aroma. Bunches weight 400 to 500 gm.
  • Average yield of 12 to 14 tons per acre

Nanasaheb Purple Seedless

This variety was released by Mr. Nanasaheb Kale, Nannaj, Solapur in 1998 – 99 by selection of buds on cardons of Sharad Seedless variety.

Characteristics

  • Regular fruitfulness & uniform berries oral in shape.
  • Berries are purple in colour & 25 – 26 mm in size
  • Sugar is 24 – 25° Brix
  • Thick skinned & no cracking in berries.
  • 12-14 tons yield per acre.

Nath Jambo Seedless

Mr. Vithal Nivrutti Thorat of Kalamb, Tal. Ambegaon, Dist. Pune developed this variety by selection of buds on cardons of Sharad Seedless variety in the year 2006

Characteristics

  • Extensive bunch formation & uniform berry size
  • Berries are 22 to 26 mm thick
  • crispy berries with a good aroma
  • Bunches are ready in 120 days.

Krishna Seedless

This variety was developed by Mr. Narayan Sangapa Mali from Mhaisal station, Sangli in 2006 by selecting the buds from cardons of Sharad Seedless variety.

Characteristics

  • All berries are uniform in size and deep purple in colour like those of Sharad Seedless
  • Berries are oblong and 3-5 cm in lengh, sugar content is 20 – 220 Brix and no cracking is observed.
  • Good to taste, sweet and crispy, yield accounts to 10-12 tons per acre.

Ambe Seedless

Mr. Vithal Appana Mali from Bedag, Tal. Miraj, Dist. Sangli developed this variety by selection of buds on cardons of Sonaka Seedless variety in the year 2007.

Characteristics

  • Leaves are deep green in calour.
  • Bunches are 450 gm in weight.
  • Berries 3-5 cm long, are curved and tapering towards the end
  • Sugar content is 20 to 22° Brix
  • Thick pericarp, sweet in test and highly crispy.
  • Average yield 10 – 12 tons / acre

Mahadev Seedless

Mr. Gausmohammed Saipan Shaikh of Boramani, Dist. Solapur developed this variety from a Russian variety named Kishmis Chorney in the year 2007.

Characteristics

  • Deep purple in colour, sugar content 20 – 22° Brix
  • Berry weight 10 – 12 gm and size greater than 25 mm
  • Bunch around 700 – 900 gms in weight.
  • Sugar content is 20 to 22° Brix
  • good taste and crispy
  • Average yield of 9 to 12 tons per acre.