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Esther

The red grape variety is an interspecific new variety between Eger 2(Villard Blanc) x Magaracsi Esemege. Synonyms are Eszter and Royal Esther. It contains genes of Vitis berlandieri, Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera. The hybrid was crossed in Hungary in 1969 by the breeder Sandor Szegedi. It is resistant to frost and fungal diseases. The vine is used as a wine press and table grape. It is cultivated in small quantities in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. In 2016, a stock of 0.1 hectares was recorded there (statistics Kym Anderson).

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