Chasselase

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Chasselase

 

a group of early-ripening table grape varieties native to Egypt and France. The bunches are medium-sized, weighing 120–180 g; they are cylindrical or conical in form and of average or loose compactness. The fruit is round. Its coloration is light green to golden yellow in white chasselase, dark pink in pink chasselase, or light amber in muscadine chasselase. The productivity is 6–20 tons per hectare. The grapes are usually eaten fresh or processed into juice or wine. They are distributed in almost all grape-growing regions, including those of rhe USSR.

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