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The red variety (also California L 11-3) is a new breed between Campbell Early x Niagara, the name was formed from the parents. They are genes of Vitis labrusca and Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing took place in 1942 by the breeder Dr. Harold P. Olmo (1909-2006) at the California Agricultural Experiment Station, the release was then in 1958. The variety is resistant to the real mildew, From her are mainly semi-sweet wines with Foxton pressed, but mainly table grapes produced. Today she is in many US States common. There is also an early ripening version called Early Niabell (also California L 11-2). In 2010, however, no stocks were reported for both varieties (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

Niabell - grape and leaf

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