It is a Romanian crossing. Created at the Horticultural Research Institute of Dragasani by Lepodatu Victoria and Condei Gheorghe. The genetic origin is a crossing of Cardinal and Afuz Ali (Regina). It spread first in Romania, then it was successfully tested in Greece where, in the Kavala and Chalkidiki areas, it found a wide consensus among winegrowers.
CULTIVATED AREA IN ITALY
Bud-burst period: everage.
Ripening period: average-early.
Real fertility: 1,2.
Cluster weight: 600-700 g.
Berry weight: 10-12 g.
Berry seeds: 2 per berry.
Sugar content: 16-17%.
Total acidity: 4-5‰.
Transportation resistance: high.
the bud has an expanded, green, almost hairless apex. The leaf is large, pentagonal and has five lobes. The U-shaped, open, green petiolar sinus has an almost hairless lower side. The cluster is good looking: it is large, pyramidal and medium-compact. The berries are large, cylindrical-elliptical and of green-yellow colour. The taste is neutral; the skin is slightly pruinose and medium-thick, with a uniform colour; the crunchy pulp has two seeds.
Training system and pruning:
suitable to both expanded and limited training systems and therefore both the “tendone” and the espalier can be adopted. It is necessary to intervene with sucker removal, green pruning and leaf thinning, even though with a less extent than other varieties.
Susceptibility to diseases and adverse conditions:
everage. Evident incompatibility with Kober 5BB.
Clones in propagation:
Victoria VCR449, VCR450, CRSA41, CRSA40.
Clones undergoing homologation procedure:
Victoria VCR176, VCR37.