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Crossroads

Term for generative, i.e. sexual propagation with the parentage of at least two different grape varieties, as is the case with new varieties, for example. One variety acts as the mother plant, on which the berries with the fertilised seeds ripen, while the other variety, as the father plant, supplies the pollen to pollinate the stigmas and fertilise the maternal ovules (see also in detail under flowering and hermaphrodite flowering). Since the mid-1990s, it has become standard practice worldwide to determine the parentage of grape varieties through DNA analyses. It is also possible to determine the direction of crossing (who was the mother variety, who was the father variety). In the breeding lists, the mother variety is always listed first in the form "mother x father". There are four very successful new varieties from Germany and Austria:

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