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5 BB

Synonym for the rootstock Kober 5 BB; see there.

The famous rootstock vine is an interspecific new variety between American wild vines of the species Vitis berlandieri x Vitis riparia; it is an all-female variety. Synonyms are 5 BB, 5 BB Selection Kober, Berlandieri x Riparia Kober 5 BB, C-25, Craciunel 25, Kober, Kobera 5 BB, Kobravka, Selektsii Kobera, Teleki 5 BB and Teleki Kober 5 BB. It is one of the first phylloxera-resistant rootstocks that gained worldwide importance and is still used today in countless countries in the form of various clones. The development of this vine is a vivid example of how long and laborious the new vine breeding is and how carefully and precisely one must proceed. All breeding processes must be meticulously documented.

Kober 5 BB - Unterlagengarten von Franz Kober 1930 und Trauben

The Hungarian vineyard owner Zsigmond Teleki (1854-1910) was not satisfied with his underlay vines such as Solonis and had learned from relevant literature that the wild vine Vitis berlandieri and its hybrids were excellent for calcareous soils. He purchased 22 pounds of seed from the vine nursery operator Euryale Rességuier. The reason for the purchase of seeds was that, due to the phylloxera catastrophe, which was at its height, the trade in vine parts...

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