Obtained by Professor Manzo in 1962 at the Istituto Sperimentale per la Frutticoltura in Rome from a cross of Italia and Cardinal.
CULTIVATED AREA IN ITALY
Bud-burst period: early.
Ripening period: early.
Cluster weight: 600-700 g.
Berry weight: 6,5-7,5 g.
Berry seeds: 2 per berry.
Sugar content: 14-15%.
Total acidity: 4-5‰.
Transportation resistance: good.
the bud has an expanded, green, hairless apex with unfolded apical leaflets of glossy-green colour with bronzed shades. The leaf is medium, pentagonal-elongated with evident lobes, smooth and slightly wavy, with a hairless flap. The petiolar sinus is open and lyre shaped. The medium-large, cylindrical-conical cluster is often elongated in shape, winged and rightly sparse. The quite large ovoid berry has a thick pulp with a slightly aromatic taste and a relatively thin and resistant yellow skin.
Training system and pruning:
it prefers expanded training systems and medium pruning.
Susceptibility to diseases and adverse conditions:
average susceptibility to diseases; cold-humid springs and fertile soils can cause coulure and millerandage.
excellent for its precocity, for the appearance of the cluster and for the fine muscat aroma.
Clones in propagation:
Matilde VCR15: clone selected for high fertility, devoid of millerandage and excellent productivity. The thick skin and the high rate of berry detachment increase its resistance to transport and cold storage.