The red grape variety is an open-pollinated seedling of the American vine Clinton. Thus, at least genes of Vitis riparia x Vitis labrusca are included. The hybrid was selected in 1879 by the private breeder J. H. Ricketts. No stock was reported in 2016 (statistics Kym Anderson).
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