Grape variety Cardinal is considered to be a canteen. It grows in many countries of Europe. The plant itself has light green leaves on young, still unimproved processes. They do not have a scab.
At the ends there is a weak bronze color. The leaves have an average dissection. At the same time, they are large enough and have a rounded shape. They are smooth to the touch, they are rarely wavy. In addition, there is a petiolesal recess, which is open.
The mature vine is painted in a bright brown hue. In the flowering period on the bush flowers are formed with well-developed stamens and pistils. From the moment when the first leaves appear and until the ripening of the crop, about 121 days pass. Thus, ripe fruits can be harvested as early as mid-August.
At the vine of Cardinal, the bushes are medium-sized. In this case, young shoots mature quite well.
The problem with the growth of the Cardinal will be his instability to various diseases. It is often exposed to bacterial cancers. In addition, it is often damaged by gray rot, as well as mildew and oidium.
If there are unfavorable weather conditions during the flowering period of the grapes, this may affect the state of the future harvest. Some flowers can crumble, and berries can undergo peeling. Because of this, the marketable appearance of the fruit will suffer greatly. In fact in one bunch can remain on several good berries.
This variety does not tolerate frost and frost. Because of this, the fruits in the hands begin to ripen unevenly. Before winter temperature drops, the plant must be carefully covered so that it does not freeze. For industrial purposes, Cardinal experts recommend only in areas with a warm climate. This species is well established in the southern and south-western zones. Grapes should be planted on nutrient-rich soil. He feels well in loams and sandy loams. The main thing is to pick up a well-lit plot for the plant.
For a rich crop, the plant must be cut off in time. It should be left on it to 30 kidneys. At the same time, the number of fruit-bearing shoots should be 13-16 pieces.
In the cardinal variety, large enough brushes are formed. As a rule, they have a cylindrical, slightly conical shape. In this case, the bunch itself is loose. There are brushes long 19-28 centimeters, and in width they can be from 13 to 19 centimeters. The length of the leg is 6-8 centimeters. It has a green color. One bunch can weigh 340-510 grams.
Ripe fruits have a large size in grapes. One large berry can be 18-23 millimeters wide and 21-29 millimeters in length. However, if you carry out the proper care for the Cardinal, the size of the fruit can be much larger.
The shape of the berries is round, occasionally oval. In this case, there is some slope of the vertex. Ripe fruits are painted red-violet. There is also a wax coating, which gives them a smoky shade. About 100 berries can weigh 600-700 grams.
The flesh of the grapes has a white-green color. It is fleshy and very juicy, a bit crispy. The fruits have a slight nutmeg aroma. They taste good enough. In each berry, you can find from 2 to 4 bones. The skin that covers the flesh is very thick, but it can easily burst.
Broken bunches can stay for a long time in a cool room. Often, the Cardinal is grown for commercial purposes. Since it perfectly transfers transportation for long distances and at the same time retains its attractive presentation.
Grape variety “Cardinal”