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The red grape variety is an interspecific new breed between Jaeger 43 x Rupestris. They are genes from Vitis lincecumii and Vitis rupestris contain. The crossing of the hybrid was done by the breeder Hermann Hunter (1844-1895) in Missouri, who named her Jaeger 70 and later after his friend Thomas Volney Munson (1843-1913). It is a pure female grape, It has a high resistance to the phylloxera (but is still one finishing necessary). From the French breeder Albert Seibel (1844-1936) the vine was used for many of its French hybrids. In the United States, it is mainly used as table grape used. Under the name Jaeger 70, she became a crossing partner for the new varieties Couderc Noir. Flot Rouge. Roi des Noirs. rosette. Rougeon. Salvador Noire and vivarais used.

Munson (Jaeger 70) - grape and leaf

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