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Magyar Frankos

The red grape variety is a new breed between Muscat Bouschet x Kékfrankos ( Blaufränkisch ). Synonyms are Madar Frankos and Magyar Frankos. The crossing took place in 1953 Hungary by the two breeders Pál Kozma and József Tusnádi. The variety protection was granted in 1974. The late ripening, productive vine is resistant to wintry frost but prone to Botrytis, It produces dark-colored red wines. The variety is in the central northern area Mátraalja grown on a few hectares. In 2010, however, no stocks were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

Magyarfrankos - grape and leaf

Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images : Doris Schneider, Ursula Brühl, Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants,
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