Vine variety of unknown origin is widespread in Italy, France and Eastern European countries.
CULTIVATED AREA IN ITALY
Bud-burst period: everage-early.
Ripening period: everage.
Real fertility: 0,9.
Cluster weight: 300-400 g.
Berry weight: 5-6 g.
Berry seeds: 1,4 per berry.
Sugar content: 16-18%.
Total acidity: 5,50‰.
Transportation resistance: fair.
the bud has a high density of laying hairs. The leaves are three or five-lobed, with open petiolar sinus and medium-large teeth. The ribs have no anthocyanin pigmentation. The lower side has a low density of upright and laying hair. The cluster is medium in size. The elliptical shaped berry has a thin skin and a delicate muscat flavour.
Training system and pruning:
this vine has horizontal and semi-drooping growth habits; it needs therefore special care in canopy management and green pruning. It prefers medium-fertile soils and espalier or “pergola” systems.
Susceptibility to diseases and adverse conditions:
susceptible to powdery mildew and downy mildew. Conversely, it is not very susceptible to botrytis. It can show incompatibility phenomena if grafted on Kober 5BB.
this table grape variety can also be used to make sparkling wines or fruit juices. It has a low sugar content and is not very rich in colour. Because of its thin skin it not very suited for long transports.
Clones in propagation:
Muscat Hamburg VCR493, VCR494, French clones: 202.