The white grape variety originates from the USA. It is an open-pollinated seedling of the Taylor variety. According to this, the father variety is unknown. It was named after Noah who, according to the Bible (Gen. 9.21), became a vine grower after landing with the ark on Mount Ararat and planted the first vine. Synonyms are Belo Otelo, Charvat, Flaga Alba, Fraga, Noa, Noah Bianca, Noé, Nohan, Noka, Nova, Nove, Otelo Belo and Tatar Rizling. Genes of the American species Vitis labrusca and Vitis riparia, as well as Vitis vinifera are included. The selection of the hybrid was made in 1869 in Illinois-USA by Otto Wasserzieher. It was then distributed by Bush & Son & Meissner from Missouri. Noah was a crossing partner in the new varieties Baco Blanc, Baco Chasselas and Totmur. It is also used as a rootstock.
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