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The red variety is an interspecific new breed between Gamaret x Bronner, It was named after the Swiss national hero Divico (130-58 BC), the leader of the Helvetic tribe of the Tigurines against the Romans in 107 BC. Won the battle of Agen and negotiated with Julius Caesar in old age. They are genes of Vitis amurensis. Vitis lincecumii. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The intersection of hybrid took place in 1997 in Switzerland at the Institute in Changins by the breeder Jean-Laurent Spring. Incidentally, the same parent is also the white variety Divona emerged. The late ripening PIWI variety is extremely resistant to different fungal diseases like true and false mildew as well as gray mold ( Botrytis ). It produces strong, tannin-rich red wines. In 2010, no stock was reported (Kym Anderson ).

Divico - grape and leaf

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

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