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St. Pepin

The white grape 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 of Vitis labrusca. Vitis lincecumii. Vitis riparia. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The intersection of hybrid took place in 1950 by the vine grower Elmer Swenson (1913-2004) on his farm near Osceola, Wisconsin. It is a pure female grape,

St. Pepin - grape and leaf

The early to middle-maturing and to -31 ° Celsius hardy Vine is very prone to real mildew, as well as moderately prone to Botrytis and downy mildew. It produces fruity, rather low-acid white wines with subtle Foxton, The variety is also called table grape used. It's sorted in small quantities in the US states Connecticut. Illinois. Iowa. Minnesota. new York. West Virginia and Wisconsin, as in Canada grown. In 2010, she finished in the US a total of 19 hectares of vineyards (statistics Kym Anderson ).

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