PREORDER - Ships in March 2023
You will receive 1 Bare Root plant with a healthy root system.
Léon Millot is a sister of Marechal Foch, earlier-ripening and typically more productive. Wines are similar to those made from Foch with distinct berry aromas and are often blended with Foch.
Leon Millot is a French-American hybrid grape variety that is popular among winemakers due to its hardiness and unique flavor profile. The grape was created in 1913 by hybridizing two varieties of Vitis vinifera, Folle Blanche and Précoce de Malingre. This grape is highly resistant to various diseases, such as powdery mildew and botrytis, making it an ideal variety for winemakers in colder climates. The grapes produce a light and fruity style of wine with aromas of apple and pear, as well as subtle hints of spice.
When planting Leon Millot vines, it is important to select a site that is not prone to flooding or excessive water. The soil should be well-draining and have a pH of 6.5 to 7.5. Vines should be planted at least 6 feet apart in rows that are spaced 8 to 10 feet apart. It is recommended that the vines be trained using a cordon system to ensure optimal air circulation and sunlight exposure.
When harvesting, the grapes should be picked when they are fully ripe, as they will not ripen further off the vine. The grapes should be harvested in the early morning when they are still cool and should be handled carefully to prevent damage to the fruit.
Leon Millot grapes are an excellent choice for winemakers due to their hardiness and unique flavor profile. With proper care and attention, the vines can produce high-quality wines that are sure to please the palate.
1. Choose a sunny spot in your yard that gets at least 8 hours of direct sunlight per day.
2. Prepare the soil by loosening it to a depth of at least 12 inches.
3. Plant the grapevines 6-10 feet apart, depending on the variety.
4. Water the plants regularly, making sure to keep the soil moist but not soggy.
5. Fertilize the plants with a balanced fertilizer once or twice a year.
6. Prune the vines regularly to ensure healthy growth and fruit production.
7. Harvest the grapes when they are ripe, usually in late summer or early fall.
By following these simple guidelines, you can enjoy a bountiful harvest of sweet, juicy grapes each year. With proper care and attention, these grapes can produce a delicious crop for many years to come.
Grape Color Blue, Black
Primary Use Wine
Wine Color Red
Variety Origin Eugene Kuhlmann
Zone Range: 4-12
Growth Habit Semi-Trailing
Suggested Distance Between Vines 6 ft, 7 ft, 8 ft
Vine Training System Top Wire Cordon
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