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The red grape variety is a complex interspecific new breeding between (Smuglianka x Dvietes Zila) x Jublinaja Novgoroda ( Précoce de Malingre x (Russkii Concord = Concord x Amurensis)). Synonyms are Dvietes 4-2-108 and Latvian Zilga. They are genes of Vitis amurensis. Vitis labrusca and Vitis vinifera contain. The intersection of hybrid was in 1964 by the breeder Paul Sukatniks in Latvia (USSR). The vine is extreme frost resistant to minus 40 ° Celsius. It yields purple red wines with gentle Foxton, The variety is also called table grape used. She will be in Estonia. Latvia. Lithuania and Belarus grown. As curiosity is also in Finland Wine from it. In 2010, however, no stocks were reported (Kym Anderson ).

Zilga - grape and leaf

Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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