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The red grape variety (also South Dakota 72S15) is an interspecific new breed between Fredonia x South Dakota 9-39 (a Riparia seedling). They are genes from Vitis labrusca. Vitis riparia and Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing of the hybrid was done in 1967 at South Dakota State University by RM Peterson. The early ripening vine is extremely resistant to frost down to minus 46 ° Celsius, but susceptible to both mildews and black rot and therefore more suitable for dry climates. It produces deep-colored, low-acid red wines. The variety is mainly used for the production of table grapes. grape juice and jelly. There is acreage in Iowa (1 ha), Michigan. Minnesota (11 ha), Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. In 2010, stocks were only shown for Iowa and Minnesota (Kym Anderson ).

Valiant - grape and leaf

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service

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