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Alphonse Lavallée

The red grape variety is a new cross between Dodrelyabi (Kharistvala Kolkhuri) x Muscat d'Hamburg. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2018, the parentage Bellone x Lady Downe's Seedling given in the breeding list turned out to be wrong. Synonyms are Afrikai Szoeloe, Alfons, Alfons Lavale, Almeria Negra, Alphonso Lavallée, Alphonse Lavallée Crni, Ansley's Large Oval, Black Marocco, Black Muscadel, Blue Damascene, Cespljevna, Entes, Gros Guillaume, Pennington Hall Hamburgh, Persia, Prince Royal Albert, Raisin d'Afrique, Raisin du Jerusalem, Ribier, Royal, Slivovyi and Slyovy. The cross was made around 1860 in Orléans (France) by an unknown nurseryman. It was named after Alphonse Lavallée (1791-1873), president of the "Société d'Horticulture de France". The variety was a crossing partner of the new varieties Alden, Attika Seedless, Cardinal, Carla, Delhro, Lival, Muscat de Bugeac, Osennii Ciornai and Ribol. The table grape Leopold III is a mutation.

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