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Chelois

The red grape variety is a complex interspecific new variety Seibel 5163 (Seibel 2510 x Gaillard 2) x Seibel 5593 (Seibel 880 x Seibel 4202). Synonyms are Chelois Noir, S 10-878 and Seibel 10-878. The hybrid was crossed by the French breeder Albert Seibel (1844-1936). It contains genes of Vitis aestivalis, Vitis cinerea, Vitis labrusca, Vitis riparia, Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera. Among others the varieties Afus Ali and Vivarais were involved. By the way, the variety Soleil Blanc was created with the same parents. Chelois was a cross-breeding partner of the new varieties Ventura and Vincent.

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