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Longyan

The white grape variety comes from China, The name means dragon eye; Synonyms are Czhi-Pu-Tao, Dragon's Eye, Hun-Juan-Sin, Long Yan, Lungyen and Ryugan. It has long been considered identical to the Japanese variety Ryugan considered. The morphological Descriptions are different, however; a final clarification is pending (as of 2013). The late-ripening, productive vine is resistant to frost, It produces green-yellow, full-bodied white wines with fruity aromas that are suitable for sparkling wine and brandy production. The variety is mainly called table grape used. It is widespread in the eastern provinces of Hebei, Shandong and Shanxi. The variety was a cross partner in the new varieties Xiongynebai and Zeyu,

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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