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Orion

The white grape variety (also Geilweilerhof GA-58-30) is a new breed between Optima x Seyve-Villard 12-375 Villard Blanc ). The name derives from the hunter in Greek mythology, who was shot with arrows by the goddess Artemis and transferred to the sky as a constellation. They are genes of Vitis berlandieri. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The intersection of hybrid took place in 1964 by Dr. med. Gerhardt Alleweldt (1927-2005) at the Institute of Vine Breeding Geilweilerhof, of the variety protection was granted in 1994. The hardy Vine is resistant to both mildews and Botrytis and is therefore considered as PIWI -Variety. She brings greenish-yellow, fruity and extract-rich wines nutmeg, The variety is in Germany (4 ha), in England (10 ha), Denmark and in the Switzerland grown. In 2010, a total of 14 hectares of vineyards were reported (Kym Anderson ).

Orion - grape and leaf

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