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landraces

Genetically heterogeneous group of a crop species, which consists of several morphological and physiological different from each other game types composed. They are by long-lasting, natural selection in a mostly narrow area autochthonous originated and therefore to the ecological Conditions in this very well adjusted. That means they are high resistance against for example drought (Dryness), frost, Diseases and pests can have. Besides, they are relative secure earnings because they respond very flexibly due to the large spread of their genetic characteristics on location fluctuations such as weathering. In contrast to high-performance varieties, they are usually less productive. In viticulture these come mostly very old ones varieties isolated in vineyards or as house vines. In the Rebtucht-Anstalten one is very much concerned about their preservation, as with new varieties desired genes can be crossed. Those in Switzerland under the term Old plants summarized varieties belong to the Landsorten (see some of them below in the picture). See also a complete listing of grapevine relevant keywords below grapevine,

Landsorten - Old plants: Amigne, Bondola, Himbertscha, Rèze

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