"Esther" is not available at the moment.
"Esther" is a fungus-tolerant Hungarian variety bred from "Eger 2" x "Magaracsi Esemege." The comparatively early maturation makes it also suitable for less ideal positions (North Germany, high altitudes, open land with little shade, etc.). A rather sheltered position is beneficial, as it is slightly susceptible to "drop." Blazing red autumn foliage! This grape has an excellent mild, sweet taste and very few pips, and is regarded as almost seedless. The pleasant taste and early maturation, however, are particularly appreciated by wasps... Growth is of medium vigour; very frost-hardy.
As of the 2nd or 3rd year: 10-20 cm long
Dark blue, 1.5 - 2.0 cm, mild and very balanced flavour, crunchy, extremely few pips (0-1 pip, rarely 2 per berry); the smaller berries within the grape are usually free of pips.
Very early, usually starting at the end of August.
"Esther" is a registered variety; propagation is prohibited.