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

Zilga - grape and leaf

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