The white grape variety is a new cross between Black Morocco x Schiava Grossa according to DNA analyses carried out in 2013. The parentage Marocain Noir x Chasselas given in the breeding list turned out to be wrong. The same parents also gave rise to the varieties Bellino and Maroc Gros. Synonyms are Americky Bily, Bianca di Foster, Blanc de Foster, Foster's White, Kolumbano, Pergolese and Shasla de Kandol. The cross was made in 1835 in England by the breeder M. Foster, after whom it was named. It was a crossing partner for the new varieties Castor, Delizia di Vaprio, Pollux, Serena and Sibera. The variety is resistant to frost and both types of mildew. It is mainly used as table grape. No stocks were reported in 2016 (Kym Anderson statistics).
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