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There are three grape varieties originating from the USA, named after the Roman philosopher Seneca (4-65), the teacher of Emperor Nero (37-68). These are new varieties:

Lignan Blanc (Luglienga Bianca) x Ontario

The white grape variety (also New York 10513 and NY 10513) is an interspecific new variety between Lignan Blanc (Luglienga Bianca) x Ontario. It contains genes from Vitis labrusca and Vitis vinifera. The hybrid was crossed in 1917 at the Vine Breeding Institute of Cornell University in Geneva ( New York State). The early-maturing, frost-hardy variety is susceptible to powdery mildew; the berries have a foxtone. It was a crossing partner of the two new varieties St. Croix, Vanessa and Vincent. The variety is widespread in the northeast of the USA and in Canada, where it is used as a winepress and table grape. However, no stocks were reported in 2016 (Kym Anderson statistics).

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