The red grape probably comes from France, Synonyms include Black Damascus, Blue Damascene, Kék Damszkuszi and Marocain Noir. It may appear on the basis of seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Damascus Black or Marocain Noir (be synonymous with black Morocco). The parentage is unknown. Perhaps the variety in France in the mid-19th century in the Rebsuchtinstitut Moreau-Robert emerged as a new breed.
The pure female grape especially as table grape and also as document used. She was crossing partner in the new breeds Foster's White Seedling and Lady Downe's seedling as well as parent at probably natural crosses Bellino. Black Alicante. Black Prince (Merbein). Mandrègue and Maroc Gros, In 2010, no inventory was reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)