wein.plus
Attention
You are using an old browser that may not function as expected. For a better, safer browsing experience, please upgrade your browser.

Log in Become a Member

Breeding

Presumably the ancient advanced civilizations of the Assyrians, Egyptians, Babylonians, Chinese, Persians and Phoenicians were already engaged in the conscious breeding of plants and thus also grape varieties on the basis of wild vines. It was probably known for a very long time that new varieties could be obtained by sowing seeds. Presumably the Persians and later the Arabs in the early Middle Ages already deliberately bred large-berry table grapes, which were spread throughout the Mediterranean region up to Spain (Negrul's Proles orientalis). Modern breeding as a deliberate, manually induced crossing of two parent varieties with the targeted use of paternal pollen probably only began in Christian Europe with the beginning of botanical systematics, for which Carl von Linné (1707-1778) and Charles Darwin (1809-1882) laid the scientific foundations.

The world's largest Lexikon of wine terms.

24.284 Keywords · 48.089 Synonyms · 5.311 Translations · 29.600 Pronunciations · 164.154 Cross-references
made with by our Experts. About the Lexicon

EVENTS NEAR YOU