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Divico

The red grape variety is an interspecific new breed between Gamaret x Bronner, It was named after the Swiss national hero Divico (130-58 BC), who was the leader of the Tigurini Helvetian tribe against the Romans in 107 BC. BC won the battle of Agen and negotiated with Julius Caesar in old age. They are genes from Vitis amurensis. Vitis lincecumii. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing of the hybrid took place in 1997 in Switzerland at the institute in Changins by the breeder Jean-Laurent Spring. Incidentally, the white variety is from the same parents Divona emerged. The late ripening PIWI variety is extremely resistant to various fungal diseases like real and false mildew as well as gray rot ( Botrytis ). It produces bright red tannins rich in color. No holdings were reported in 2010 (Kym Anderson ).

Divico - grape and leaf

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