ALBANIA. 1896. (Ten Dollar Prize x Norton x Herbemont). Vine very vigorous but subject to Anthracnose in cold wet springs, and the fruit, when young, to Black Rot; foliage larger than Herbemont; of a little less lively green prolific. Clusters large to very large, shouldered; berry medium, translucent white; skin thin and tough; pulp very tender and juicy, sprightly, with Herbemont character, but sweeter; uses, late market, table and white wine. Late, ripening with Fern, will remain on until frost; the latest white grape in cultivation. Ten feet, long pruning. Specially adapted to West Texas. Perfect flower.
The main indigenous grape varieties found in Albania are: Shesh (black and white), Kallmet, Vlosh, Serine, Pules, Ceruje, Mereshnik, Debin (black and white), Kryqes, Mjaltez, Mavrud, Manakuq, Koteke, Vranac, Stambolleshe, Babasan, Tajge (red and white), etc.