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Grapevine Leon Millot 1L
Vitis Leon Millot
The Leon Millot variety is intended for processing and is recommended for the production of red wine. It has a cherry taste with blueberry tones. It’s frost-resistant and grows very strong.
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General description: The Leon Millot grapevine is a valuable variety that grows vigorously and is very hardy. It creates large, elongated clusters composed of many small grapes with blue skin. Its fruit are ready for harvest by the end of September.
Fruit: This variety’s grapes are small, spherical, dark purplish-blue. Their flesh is bright red in colour, without a distinct aroma, but with a very pleasant blackcurrant flavour.
Ripening: Leon Millot’s fruit are usually fully ripe by the end of September. Wine made from this variety’s grapes is characterized by a balanced content of sugars and acids, a beautiful colour and a full, fruity aroma, with an average content of tannins. Such wine is dominated by a blueberry note, with aromas of cherries, lilacs and tobacco.
Leaves: This grapevine has medium to large, three-lobed leaves with indistinct indentations, and with a coarsely serrated margin.
Cultivation requirements: This grapevine requires a sunny and warm location. It prefers light, well-drained soil, and doesn’t like heavy, wet substrates. It grows and bears fruit best in slightly acidic soils. It can be cultivated throughout temperate climes, even in areas with a climate unfavourable for other grape varieties. Seedlings should be planted every 1-1.5 meters, 10-15 cm deeper than in the pot they came in. Very small seedlings should be planted in a shallow hole and only covered wholly with soil in autumn. This significantly increases the frost resistance of grapevines and increases the efficiency of watering freshly planted vines.
Care: To build a powerful root system, grapevines need a lot of water. Caring for a newly planted seedling is basically limited to systematic watering. It is especially important to pay attention to watering in early summer and as the grapes ripen. Each young vine requires up to three buckets of water per watering.
Pruning: In the first year after planting, it’s recommended to keep only one to three stems. In the following years, trimming depends on how the vine is to be shaped. Thinning out, in order to obtain high quality fruit, is advised. This shrub grows vigorously and is suitable for forming into the shape of a tall pergola. It thickens fast and may require careful pruning in summer as it produces many fresh shoots in the warmer months. Generally, stems should be pruned to a moderate length and care should be taken whilst selecting which stems and shoots are to be cut, to leave well-fruiting ones on the plant. It is best to leave pruning until late autumn and winter (well before the beginning of vegetation), although, as mentioned, trimming in summer helps control expansion and should be done after new shoots are partially lignified.
Props: This grapevine is perfect for growing on all kinds of fences, pergolas and arbours, trellises and other garden support structures.
Overwintering: Leon Millot withstands temperature drops of down to -28°C, however it is recommended to protect the plant for the winter (for e.g., by using agrotextiles). At the beginning of November, cover young seedlings by piling a mound of soil with peat about 30 cm in height over the plants.
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