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Noah








(Vulpina, Labrusca)

Noah is little grown at present outside of Missouri, where it is still
planted somewhat. Noah and Elvira are often confused but there are
very marked differences. The clusters of Elvira are smaller, the
berries are more foxy in taste, and the skins are more tender and
crack more readily than do those of Noah. The large, dark, glossy
green leaves make the vines of this variety very handsome. As with
Elvira and other varieties of this group, Noah is of little value in
the North. It originated with Otto Wasserzieher, Nauvoo, Illinois,
from seed of Taylor planted in 1869.

Vine vigorous, doubtfully hardy, productive. Canes long, thick,
dark brown, surface roughened; nodes enlarged, flattened; tendrils
continuous, bifid or trifid. Leaves large; upper surface dark
green, glossy, smooth; lower surface pale green, thinly pubescent;
leaf usually not lobed with terminus acuminate; petiolar sinus
deep, wide; basal sinus lacking; lateral sinus very shallow when
present; teeth shallow, wide. Flowers semi-fertile, open early;
stamens upright.

Fruit late mid-season, does not ship nor keep well. Clusters
variable in size, cylindrical, single-shouldered, compact; pedicel
short with a few small warts; brush short, brown. Berries small,
round, light green tinged with yellow, dull with thin bloom, firm;
skin adherent to pulp; flesh yellowish-green, translucent, juicy,
tough, fine-grained, vinous, sprightly; good. Seeds adherent, one
to four, dark brown.





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