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Chasselas Golden


Chasselas Dore, Fontainebleau, Sweetwater

Several qualities have made Chasselas Golden a favorite grape wherever
it can be grown. The variety is adapted to widely differing
environments; the season of ripening is early; while not choicely
high, the quality of the grapes is good and they are beautiful, clear
green tinged with beautiful golden bronze where exposed to the sun.
Chasselas Golden is a popular variety on the Pacific slope and should
be one of the first Viniferas to be tried in the East. The following
description was made from fruit grown at Geneva, New York:

Vine medium in vigor, very productive; buds open in mid-season.
Young leaves tinged with red on both upper and lower surfaces,
thinly pubescent to glabrous; mature leaves medium to above in
size, slightly cordate; upper surface glabrous, lower surface
slightly pubescent along the veins; lobes five in number, terminal
lobe acuminate; basal sinus broad and rather deep; lower lateral
sinus variable, usually broad and sometimes deep; upper lateral
sinus broad and frequently deep; teeth large, obtuse to rounded.
Flowers late; stamens upright.

Fruit ripens early and keeps well in storage; clusters large,
long, broad, tapering, sometimes with a single shoulder,
compactness medium; berries medium to above, slightly oval, pale
green to clear yellow, with thin bloom; skin thin, tough,
adherent, slightly astringent; flesh greenish, translucent, firm,
juicy, tender, sweet; good.

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