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Adlum John

The American surveyor John Adlum (1759-1836) discovered around 1820 the so-called historical variety Catawba in a garden of a Scholl family in the US state Maryland, The vine had gone there a few years before North Carolina arrives. Adlum planted them at his winery "The Vineyard" in the town of Georgestown near Cincinnati in the state Ohio to 200 acres. In 1823 he sent a wine made from it to the then 80-year-old former US President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). This was very praising about it. The lawyer and US wine pioneer Nicholas Longworth (1783-1863) received Catawba cuttings from John Adlum in 1825, planted them on a large scale on his lands near Cincinnati on the Ohio River, and planted them one sparkling wine,

Portrait of John Adlum - Catawbatraube

Right: Ursula Bruehl, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) Federal Research Center for Crops
Institute for vine breeding Geilweilerhof - 76833 Siebeldingen - GERMANY

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