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Grapevine "Phoenix"

The value of "Phoenix" lies in the thin-skinned, juicy berries. In addition, it is insensitive to wind, making it suitable as a table grape for free-standing, windy pergolas (although "Birstaler Muscat" is also good for this). Planted on walls, "Phoenix" unfortunately often reveals its weakness towards mildew. It may only be saved with sulphur and must sometimes be eliminated completely. In the open country and in areas with little precipitation, however, this wine variety is an interesting table grape!

 

(German variety from "Bacchus" x "Villard blank")

Variety "Phoenix" - coin for scale

Availability

At the moment, "Phönix" is not in our assortment.

Characteristic

"Phoenix" was bred for wine-making from "Bacchus" x "Villard blanc," and is suitable for table grapes. "Phoenix" is a robust and vigorous grape variety for sunny southeast to west walls. Fungus-tolerant, without particular soil requirements, reliable flowering, hence a reliable yearly producer of large quantities of fruit. It is also suitable as a freestanding plant and for pergola greening in positions open to the wind. Usually beautiful yellow autumn colour of foliage.

Grapes

from 2nd or 3rd year, large, approx. 15cm long, very compact, with berries often tightly packed, high yield (weight to be considered for trellis design and vine training).

Berries

green to yellow-green, also grey-yellow, approx. 1.5 to 2cm, taste tartish-sweet to very sweet  with a slight muscat aroma, thin skin, the few pips don't affect eating pleasure.

Ripeness for consumption

mid-early, approx. beginning of September, heavy  rains during ripening after a long dry spell can cause the berries to split and consequently rot, so you will need to harvest quickly (wasps will also be attracted!). Preferably no more watering as from August.

NOTE

"Phoenix" is a registered variety, propagation is prohibited!