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Muscat Bailey A

The red grape variety is an interspecific new breed between Bailey x Muscat d'Hamburg, They are genes from Vitis labrusca. Vitis lincecumii and Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing of the hybrid was done in 1927 by the breeder Zenbai Kawakami (1868-1944) in Niigata (Honshu) with the aim of creating a variety for the special climatic conditions in Japan. Incidentally, the not so successful Muscat Bailey B variety was created with the same parents. The medium-ripening vine is resistant to both mildews and Botrytis, It renders fruity Red wines with soft tannins and is also called table grape used. In 2010 there was acreage in Brazil with 19 hectares and in Japan with 103 hectares (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

Muscat Bailey A - grape and leaf

Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images : Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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