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Couderc Georges

Couderc Georges The French scholar Georges Couderc (1850-1928) came from a noble family and studied geology, Mineralogy and Paleontology at the École des Mines in Paris, as well as Medicine in Montpellier (In sources, the spelling "Coud rec " often falsely appears). From the mid-1870s, he worked on the family estate Champfleuri in the Département Ardèche (southeast of France) with the plant protection against insects. At that time in France was the Phylloxera disaster just at the peak and already the insect known as causer.

Georges Couderc specialized mainly in the breeding of more resistant to the rain documents and created several hundred named after him hybrids, He mainly used the American species Vitis riparia and Vitis rupestris, and also Vitis berlandieri. Vitis labrusca and Vitis lincecumii which he partly uses with European Vitis vinifera varieties such as Bourrisquou crossed. His most successful undercarriages are 1613 C, 161-49 C, 1616 C and 3309 C, some of which are still used today. Among other things, he created wine grapes Couderc 13. Couderc Noir. Muscat du Moulin. Panaché Blanc and Pineau Couderc,

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