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Herbemont

The red grape variety probably originates from the USA. Synonyms are Bottsi, Brown French, Devereux, Dunn, Herbemon, Herbemont's Madeira, Hunt, Kay's Seedling, Madeira, McKnee, Neal Grape, Neil Grape, Thurmont, Warren, Warrenton and White Herbemont. It should not be confused with the new variety Hunt. The US botanist Thomas Volney Munson (1843-1903) assigned it to the species Vitis bourquina (cross between Vitis aestivalis x Vitis cinerea). However, it is also assumed that Vitis vinifera was also involved. The exact origin is unclear. The variety was found by the breeder Nicholas Herbemont (1771-1839) in 1798 in a plantation in Columbia (South Carolina). He selected, propagated and marketed the vine, which is why it was called Herbemont's Madeira or Herbemont. According to another variant, it was brought to Georgia by a Henry Hunt much earlier before the American Revolution (1763 to 1783) and then spread to Warren County in the early 19th century, which explains two synonyms

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