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The white grape variety is an interspecific new breed between Oberlin 595 SP ( Oberlin NoirSP x Riesling, Synonyms are Siegfridrebe and Geilweilerhof FS 4-201-39. They are genes of Vitis riparia and Vitis vinifera contain. The breeding of hybrid took place in 1936 by Dr. med. Bernhard Husfeld (1900-1970) in the vine breeding department of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Müncheberg (Mark Brandenburg ). The selection took place in 1940. Given the poor experience with French hybrids in the decades before, it was with the at the same time emerged Aris from a breeding-scientific point of view a phenomenal success.

Siegfried vine - grape and leaf

Because of your resistance against mildew. Botrytis and wintery frost were produced from it in Germany until the 1980s, wines. Disadvantages, however, were strong fluctuations in income due to the strong tendency to Verrieseln and virus susceptibility. Ultimately, it was therefore unsuitable for the production of quality wines and was no longer used in viticulture practice. As a crossing partner for PIWI varieties (fungus-resistant new breeds) was the variety (in addition to the Aris) on Geilweilerhof but still used.

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