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St. Pepin

The white grape variety is an interspecific new breed between Elmer Swenson 114 ( Minnesota 78 x rosette ) x Seyval Blanc, Synonyms are Elmer Swenson 282 and ES 282. By the way, with the same parents is the new breed La Crosse emerged. They are genes from Vitis labrusca. Vitis lincecumii. Vitis riparia. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing of the hybrid was done in 1950 by the vine grower Elmer Swenson (1913-2004) on his operations at Osceola, Wisconsin. It is a pure female grape,

St. Pepin - grape and leaf

The early to medium maturing and down to minus 31 ° Celsius hardy Vine is very susceptible to real ones mildew, as well as moderately prone to Botrytis and downy mildew. It produces fruity, rather acidic white wines with subtle Foxton, The variety is also called table grape used. It is cultivated in small quantities in the United States Connecticut. Illinois. Iowa. Minnesota. new York. West Virginia and Wisconsin, as in Canada grown. In 2010, she occupied a total of 19 hectares of vineyards in the United States (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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