Gold Monukka Table Grape


#1

Gold Monukka is a seedless table grape I selected from the Wolfskill National Repository several years ago. It has parentage Ontario x Black Monukka. It is somewhat disease hardy and bears loose clusters - both of which are good factors for southern California coastal and near-coastal regions. As the name indicates, it has a golden color when ripe.

Last Fall I planted out a cutting at the south end of my vine trellises. These are five connected T-type, 8' tall and 16' wide. Here it is to date:


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#2

Great trellis.


#3

The shoots I've been training upwards have overshoot the top by at least a foot, so today I tied them off horizontally onto the "T". In the background you see my neighbor's yard.


#4

Over the course of the summer this plant has completely filled out the trellis, and with the hot weather we’ve had lately it’s giving fruit a try!


#5

perhaps will ripen in time for Thanksgiving :slight_smile:


#6

Richard that cluster is beautiful. No birds?


#7

I have plenty of birds in my area but they haven’t shown any interest in grapes unless I miss a small bunch in the leaves and they become overripe.


#8

Thanks for the update. Grapes and Muscadines don’t make you wait very long for fruit.


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#10

First growth


#11

Got grapes?


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#13

I’m going to have to prune the canes on these again! In terms of both fruit and vegetative growth these are the most vigorous grapes I’ve grown in my environment. :slight_smile:


#14

Almost ripe!


#15

So much for birds and sqirrels. Those beautiful grapes wouldn’t last an hour in Newport . Beautiful!


#16

Here we go again :slight_smile:


#17

… and a winter harvest!


#18

Oh yum. I know nothing about this grape, is it seedless?


#19

Yes, here’s the info in the 1st post: Gold Monukka Table Grape


#20

Wow! What a set!