The red grape variety comes from the USA. Synonyms are Alexander's, Alexandria, Alexander Grape, Black Cape, Black Grape, Buck Grape, Cape Grape, Clifton's Constantia, Clifton's Lombardia, Columbian, Constantia, Farker's Grape, Madeira of York, Rothrock, Rothrock of Prince, Schuylkill, Schuylkill Madeira, Schuylkill Muscadel, Schuylkill Muscadine, Springmill Constantia, Tasker's Grape, Vevay, Vevay Winne, Winne, Winne Grape, Wiune and York Lisbon It must not be confused with the name-like new breed Alexander Winter. It is a probably natural cross between species of a wild Vitis labrusca x an unknown Vitis vinifera. The picture was taken by the botanist Johann S. Kerner (1755-1830) from his catalogue of grape varieties used in Germany at that time.
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