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Table grape "Muskat bleu"

"Muscat bleu" is the second of two table grape varieties that FassadenGrün recommends for walls. The taste is very pleasant and the resistance to fungi is relatively high, so that treatment won't be necessary. Due to its dark colour, however, "Muscat bleu" is more likely to be found and eaten by birds than the green-yellow "Muscat Birstaler", and the harvest window is not quite as long.

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("Muscat bleu" or "Blauer Muskataler", Swiss variety from "Garnier 15/6" x "Seyve-Villard 20-347")

Table grape "Muscat bleu" on a wall, 10 cent piece for size reference

Availability / Price

Bare rooted from March - Mai, reservation is advised because of limited quantity. Available all year in plant pot 3.0 l.

>>>  Price bare rooted  /  Price in plant pot

Characteristic

"Blue Muscat" is a Swiss variety bred from "Garnier 15/6" x "Seyve-Villard 20-347" and is currently one of the most popular table grape varieties for residential gardens, walls etc due to their very attractive fruit. It is a grapevine for sunny southeast to west walls and is highly resistant against powdery and downy mildew. It is also suitable as free-standing plant and to cover pergolas in a sunny though somewhat sheltered position, because it flowers only moderately. Autumn foliage is not red but yellow!

Grapes

From 2nd or 3rd year, large, 15 to 20cm long, loosely branched

Berries

Turning blue from midsummer, ellipsoidal, approx. 1.5 to 2cm, sweet with  muscat aroma, which eventually disappears if berries are left on the vine for an extended period of time after maturation. Few pips, approx. 1-2 pips per berry. The thick skin provides a slight protection against wasps and usually does not affect eating.

Ripeness for consumption

Early, occasionally already from end of August

NOTE

The registration of the "Blue Muscat" variety has not been completely clarified. In Switzerland, the variety is occasionally used for pressing.

Table grape "Muskat bleu", 10-cent-coin for size-comparison