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The grape variety is an interspecific new breed between Lindley x Delaware, They are genes of Vitis aestivalis. Vitis labrusca and Vitis vinifera contain. The intersection of hybrid was made in 1883 in the USA by the botanist Thomas Volney Munson (1843-1913). The vine has dark red berries, is extremely resistant to frost and prone to the vine disease Pierce Disease, She was crossing partner in the new breed Palermo (1). The variety is mainly as table grape used. A self-fertilized (SP) seedling by Brilliant was selected in 1893 by the breeder CG Miller and called Brilliant Seedling .

Brilliant - grape and leaf

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