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Virginia (grape variety)

Synonymous (also Norton's Virginia Seedling, Virginia Seedling) for the grape variety Norton; look there.

The red grape variety comes from the United States, Synonyms are Arkansas, Cynthiana (especially in the state of Arkansas), Norton's Seedling, Norton's Virginia Seedling, Norton Virginia, Red River, Virginia, Virginia Seddling and Vitis Nortoni. Next Catawba. Concord and Scuppernong counts the hybrid to the historically most important American vines. After the doctor and gardener Dr. Daniel Norborne Norton (1794-1842) from Richmond in Virginia named, who discovered, selected and propagated them around 1820. At that time, a cross between varieties of the species was suspected Vitis labrusca x Vitis vinifera, Because near the place of discovery Miller's Burgundy vines (Müllerrebe = Pinot Meunier ), they were initially adopted as a parent.

Norton - grape and leaf

A similar vine called Cynthiana only appeared much later in the late 19th century. For a long time, she was considered independent until it was finally discovered in the early 1990s...

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