A new grape has been born in Switzerland, developed by the research institute Agroscope Changins. The Swiss are good at developing environmentally friendly grapes and this new grape, called Divico, has good resistance to both grey rot, mildiou and oidium.
The grape is a cross between two grapes: gamaret and the hybrid bronner. With Divico the research institute wanted to obtain a grape that has the quality characteristics of a vitis vinifera and the resistance to fungal diseases of the American vitis rupestris. Remains to be seen what the consumers will think of this new grape. New grapes, and especially hybrids, are always a hard sell.
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