Granny Val

Cultivar Information

Flower type = Self-fertile
Berry color = Bronze
Year introduced = 1983
Variety protection = Patent expired


'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 cultivars. 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 (%)
Granny Val 11.7 27 13.3
Fry 12.7 27 15.3
Supreme 17.7 31 13.9

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%
Fry medium slight slight 70% midseason even 30%
Supreme medium slight none 90% midseason uneven 60%