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Castor

The white grape variety (also Geilweilerhof B 7-2) is an interspecific new breeding between Oberlin 595 ( Oberlin Noir x Foster's White Seedling, The name derives from a star of the constellation Gemini. They are genes of Vitis riparia and Vitis vinifera contain. By the way, with the same parents is also the new breed Pollux originated. The crossing of the hybrid took place in 1944 by Dr. med. Bernhard Husfeld (1900-1970) at the vine breeding establishment Geilweilerhof in Siebeldingen (Pfalz). The vine is resistant to fungal diseases, It produces wines with strawberry flavor or Foxton, The variety was withdrawn again.

Castor - grape and leaf

Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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