1- Cardinal Grape: Red Table Grapes

2- Obtaining:

The Cardinal grape was obtained in 1939 in Fresno (Califormia) by crossing Flame Tokay and Alfonso Lavallée.  

3- Clusters:

  1. Large size
  2. Very low or low compactness
  3. With a peduncle of medium length and almost no lignification.  

4- Berries:

  • With berries of uniform size and very heterogeneous color.
  • Very large in size, spherical in shape and circular in profile.
  • With red to dark purple skin, of medium thickness.
  • Pulp without pigmentation, with very patent and reddish vasculation, of medium consistency, crunchy and slightly juicy, with a very particular taste and aroma.
  • Difficult to detach.

5- Strains: 

Cardinal strains are of medium vigor, high fertility and production.

The strains of the cardinal are short cycle.

Budding, sifting and veraison mid-season.

Early maturing.

6- Agronomic characteristics and adaptation to the viticultural environment:

  1. Budding, flowering, veraison and early maturation.
  2. Sensitive to bleeding.
  3. Not very sensitive to powdery mildew and mildew.
  4. Sensitive to cluster moth.
  5. Sensitive to berry cracking.
  6. Branch trimming may be appropriate.
  7. Requires thinning or bunch pruning.
  8. Improves coloration by removing leaves.
  9. The color of its epidermis is standardized using ethylene in the field at the beginning of the poisoning.
  10. Very resistant to transport.
  11. The cardinal has a very good conservation.
  12. It has a high sugar content.
  13. The cardinal is of low acidity.
  14. Highly appreciated for its extreme precocity that can be brought forward a month through the use of mesh and plastic covers.
  15. It is grown both in glass and on trellises depending on the area, although the current trend is to cultivate it is high trellis or vine.

7- Sensory analysis:

Very good general assessment for its color, thickness of the skin, particular aromas, aptitude for transport….

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