There are several grape varieties called Seneca (4-65), which are named after the famous Roman playwright, philosopher and teacher of Emperor Nero (37-68):
1) The white grape variety (also New York 10513 and NY 10513) is an interspecific new breed between Lignan Blanc ( Luglienga Bianca ) x Ontario, They are genes from Vitis labrusca and Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing of the hybrid took place in the United States in 1917. The early maturing hardy Variety is susceptible to real ones mildew; the berries have one Foxton on. She was a cross partner of the two new varieties St. Croix. Vanessa and Vincent, The variety is widespread in the northeastern United States and Canada, where it is used as a wine and table grape is used. In 2010, however, no stocks were shown (Kym Anderson ).
2) The red grape variety is a openly bloomed Seedling of the variety Hartford, At least they are genes from Vitis labrusca and Vitis vinifera contain. The hybrid was discovered and selected by the private breeder R. Simpson in 1867. No holdings were reported in 2010 (Kym Anderson).
3) The white grape variety (with reddish berries) is an interspecific cross between unknown varieties of the species Vitis labrusca x Vitis vinifera, The hybrid was discovered and selected in 1892 by the private breeder John Burr. No holdings were reported in 2010 (Kym Anderson).
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)