Table grape - Muskat bleu
- General: The table grape variety Muskat bleu was bred on Lake Geneva in Switzerland by the vine breeder Garnier from two interspecific parents "Garnier 15/6" x "Seyve-Villard 20-347", which gives it a high fungal resistance. Due to its appealing fruit, aroma and good suitability for cultivation, it is now one of the most popular table grapes in commercial cultivation as well as in allotment and hobby gardens.
- Cluster: The large, shouldered bunches are loosely packed with large, blue and crunchy berries. The average berry weight is 3.6 g/berry. Ripeness for consumption is reached at the end of August to the beginning of September. Muskat bleu has a pleasantly spicy muscat flavour and a well-balanced acid-fruit ratio and is therefore very suitable for the production of grape juice.
- Resistance to disease: The stability against the fungi downy mildew and powdery mildew, confirmed by many years of cultivation experience, is reflected in a high cultivation value also for organic grape production.
- Cultivation: The strong and upright growing variety is tolerant to frost, but prefers a wind-protected location to flower safely.