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Castor

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 The vine is resistant to fungal diseases, It produces wines with strawberry aroma or Foxton, The variety was withdrawn again.

Castor - grape and leaf

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