This new red wine selection is a sister seedling of Petite Pearl, from breeder, Tom Plocher. Crimson Pearl has shown itself to be more winter hardy and earlier ripening than Petite Pearl. This should ripen 10 days ahead of Petite Pearl with about 23 brix, and TA less than 8 g/L. We recommend top wire training. Late bud break, after Frontenac. Early wines have had soft acidity, very fruity, and in some cases with well extracted tannin. Not yet widely planted, but may be reliable where other reds are not ripening. $1.00 ROYALTY TO TOM PLOCHER WILL BE ADDED TO EACH VINE. Non-Propagation agreement must be signed.