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Ruby (grape variety)

There are at least three grape varieties with this name. In 2010, nine hectares of vineyards were designated in Kazakhstan for a variety called Ruby (Kym Anderson). However, it is not clear which one is meant:

1) The red grape variety is an interspecific new variety between Elvira x Brighton. It contains genes of Vitis labrusca, Vitis riparia and Vitis vinifera. The hybrid was crossed in the USA in 1890 by the botanist Thomas Volney Munson (1843-1913).

2) The red berry variety is an interspecific new variety between Keuka x Ontario. It contains genes from Vitis labrusca and Vitis vinifera. The hybrid was crossed in 1923 by Richard Wellington at Cornell University in Geneva (New York). She was a crossing partner of the new breeding Caberinta.

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