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Busuioacă de Bohotin

The white grape variety with reddish berries originates from Romania. Synonyms are Busuioacă Neagra, Busuioacă Vânată de Bohotin, Tamâioasa de Bohotin and Tamâioasa Violeta. It should not be confused with the Muscat Rouge de Madère variety (with synonym Busuioacă de Bohotin) due to morphological similarities, from which it differs according to DNA analyses carried out in 2007. In the VIVC catalogue, however, Busuioacă de Bohotin is listed as a synonym for the Muscat Rouge variety. It is possible that the two varieties are identical. Busuioacă de Bohotin was introduced around 1926/1928 by a professor Hogaș from Bohotin (Moldova). It has morphological similarities with Tamâioasa Romaneasca (Romanian for Muscat Blanc); it is probably a colour mutation (Muscat Noir in the picture).

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