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Eger 2

The white grape variety originates from Hungary. It was selected by the two breeders József Csizmazia and Laszlo Bereznai. It contains genes from Vitis berlandieri, Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera. For a long time, the hybrid was considered to be an open-pollinated seedling of the Villard Blanc variety (Seyve-Villard 12-375). However, this would have meant selfing (self-fertilisation) or paternity of another variety. DNA analyses carried out in 2016 showed that no selfing had taken place and that Eger 2 is genetically identical to Villard Blanc. Under the name Eger 2, it was a crossing partner in the new varieties Aletta, Aromera, Aron, Augusta (3), Bianca, Boris, Ervin, Esther, Fanny, Lakhegyi Mézes, Lidi, Nero, Terez and Zala Gyöngye. In 2016, no stocks were reported under the name Eger 2 (statistics Kym Anderson).

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