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Niagara White

The white grape variety is an interspecific new variety between Concord x Cassady (unknown Labrusca - open-pollinated). Synonyms are Guankouputao, Guizhoushuijing, Niagara, Niagara Branca, White Concord and Yunnanshuijing. Genes of Vitis labrusca and probably Vitis vinifera are present. The father variety was selected by the breeder H. P. Cassady in 1852. The hybrid was crossed in 1866 by Claudius L. Hoag and B. Wheaton Clark in Niagara County, New York State. It was a crossing partner in the three new varieties Bluestar, Monticello and Niabell (Early Niabell). A somatic mutation with reddish berry colour originated in Brazil is the variety Niagara Red. The commercial introduction of the Niagara took place from 1882 onwards, whereby the complete distribution rights lay with the specially founded "Niagara Grape Company". Through targeted marketing, it quickly spread to the Northeast and later to the Midwest. After the Second World War, it eventually became the most widespread hybrid in the USA..

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