Cardinal

This early varietal has excellent taste and ships well

Clones: 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86

 

 

cardinalBud break: Average, 8 days after Chasselas

Sensitivity to fungi and diseases: Sensitive to downy mildew, to powdery mildew, to phomopsis, to winter frosts, to birds, to shot berries and berry cracking after rain.

Characteristics: Vigor strong. Needs trellising.

Aptitude: stores relatively well and ships well.

Production: Average to high.

Cluster : big, long, loose

Berries : very big, spheroid or ovoid. Skin fairly thick red-crimson, irregular colour. Firm flesh, very sweet with simple taste.

Ripeness : very early, 8 to 10 days before Chasselas

 

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