'Granny Val' was released and patented by Ison's Nursery in 1983. Plant patent #5823, Dec. 9, 1986. The listed pedigree is 'Fry' x 'Carlos'.
'Granny Val' was a good performer in our test and is recommended as a late maturing pollinator. Appearance and size of 'Granny Val' was good, but stem scar was mediocre.
Flavor was average at best. 'Granny Val' seldom gets real sweet, and has a sharp flavor. However, we have noted that the flavor of many muscadine cultivars tends to get sharper later in the harvest season. A problem with 'Granny Val' is that it often sets too large of a crop, resulting in berries with low sugar content. This is not uncommon among the self-fertile culitvars. There aren't many good late season cultivars, so 'Granny Val' is still recommended for this use.
Average Berry Quality in Tifton, GA Trials
|Cultivar||Berry weight (g)||Berry diameter (mm)||Soluble solids (%)|
Cultivar Attributes in Tifton, GA Trials
|Cultivar||Vine vigor||Leaf disease||Berry rot||% Full crop||Harvest period||Ripening||% Dry scar|
|Granny Val||medium high||moderate||slight||110 %||very late||uneven||50%|