Belair N
Name of vine variety in France
Belair
Origin
This vine variety was obtained in South Africa in 1974. Based on genetic analyses carried out in Montpellier, Belair N results from the crossbreeding of  Barlinka N and Alphonse Lavallée N.
Synonymy
Regulations
In France, Belair N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" since November 2012.
Use
Table grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
2011 2016
ha 15 0
Description
Identification signs include:
- the tip fo the young shoot has a sparse cover of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves have bronze patches,
- adult leaves are large, orbicular-shaped, 5 lobes with an open or slightly open petiolar sinus, lateral sinuses frequently with a tooth at the base; short teeth with straight sides; a smooth and slightly jagged leaf blade and the underside with an absence or very slight coat of flat-lying or upright hairs,
- round-shaped or slightly elliptical-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 133 223 249 182 204 240 248 243 259
Allel 2 149 232 255 182 204 242 254 247 271
Phenology
Bud burst: 4 days after Chasselas.Grape maturity: period II, 2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Belair N displays moderate to strong vigor. The shoots grow semi-erect and can be managed moderately long pruned or short pruned depending on the regions.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Belair N does not display any particular susceptibility to fungal diseases.
Technological potential
Belair N grape clusters are large and compact with a fairly long and strong stalk. The berries are large to very large with seeds and a thick skin.   They are not very susceptible to bursting and have a neutral flavor. The pulp is firm and not very juicy. This table grape variety has good storage capacity in a cool room and resists well to being transported.
Clonal selection in France
Bibliographic references
- Documentation interne du Domaine de Vassal. 1949-2011, INRA, Marseillan-plage.