The white grape variety is a new breed between Eger 2 ( Villard Blanc ) x Csaba Gyöngye, Synonyms are Egri Csillagok 24, Pearl of Zala, Perle de Zala, Pearl of Zala, Star of Egri, Zala Dende, Zalas Perle and Zhemchug Zala. The name derives from the Hungarian territory Zala from. They are genes from Vitis berlandieri. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing of the hybrid was done in 1957 by the breeder József Csizmazia and Laszlo Bereznai in Eger, the variety protection was issued in 1972. She was a crossing partner in the new varieties Evita Blanche and Piroska, The early ripening vine is moderately resistant to frost and drought but prone to real ones mildew, It produces acidic white wines and is also called table grape used. The variety is in Hungary mainly grown in Alföld on 1,755 hectares. There are further stocks in Russia (193 ha) and Germany (1 ha). In 2010, a total of 1,949 hectares were designated (cym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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