Beba (grape)

Beba is a white Spanish grape variety grown for both wine and table grapes in the province of Extremadura. It is a vigorous, high-yielding vine that is sensitive to low temperatures and dampness during bloom. Annual productivity varies greatly depending on prevailing weather influences.[1] It is grown for both wine and table grapes.[2] It is also known as: Beba de los Santos, Beba de los Santos de Maimona, Beba de Palos, Beba Dorada, Beba Dorada de Huelva, Beba Dorada de Jaen, Beba Dorada de Jerez, Beva, Bevah, Bevan, Eva de los Santos, Eva de los Santos de Maimona, and White Malaga.[2] This was the vine presented by Louis XIV's ambassador to King Narai of Siam, where it became the start of a flourishing grape industry.

Grape (Vitis)
Color of berry skinBlanc
SpeciesVitis vinifera
Also calledEva, Eva de los Santos, and other synonyms
Pedigree parent 1Hebén
Notable regionsRibera del Guadiana
Formation of seedsComplete
Sex of flowersHermaphrodite
VIVC number22710


  1. ^ "Variedades". RIBERA DEL GUADIANA Denominación de Origen. Consejo Regulador D. O. Ribera del Guadiana. 27 January 2015. Retrieved 2017-09-14.
  2. ^ a b "BEBA". Vitis International Variety Catalogue VIVC. Julius Kühn-Institut - Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants (JKI), Institute for Grapevine Breeding - Geilweilerhof (ZR). August 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-13.