Dabouki B
Name of vine variety in France
This table grape vine variety of natural origin is wide spread throughout the Middle East.
No synonym is officially recognized in France, nor in other countries in the European Union.
In France, Dabouki B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".This variety is likewise listed in the Catalogues of ther European Union member countries: Spain and Portugal.
Table grape variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 2000 2008 2016
ha 23 56 202 101 20 17 7.2
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoot has a heavy coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are bronze or reddish in color,
- adult leaves are large and orbicular shaped, 5, 7 or over 7 lobes with a slightly open petiolar sinus or closed and U-shaped, U-shaped or flat lateral sinuses, large teeth, moderate length compared to width at base, straight or convex sides, heavy pigmentation of veins, a strongly bubbled leaf blade, upturned and the uderside with a moderate to heavy coat of upright and flat-lying hairs,
- elliptical-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 133 232 247 176 188 248 240 257 249
Allel 2 149 234 249 180 204 248 244 257 271
Bud burst: 12 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period III, 5 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Dabouki B is a vigorous variety with horizontal growth. Its production potential is average. It can be managed with short pruning or moderate long pruning.  Dabouki B resists well againt drought and is not very affected by  coulure and to millerandage.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Under humid weather conditions, Dabouki B is prone to downy mildew, powdery mildew and to grey rot.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are large to very large and moderately compact. The berries are likewise very large with a thick skin and a simple flavor fleshy pulp  This variety is suited for conservation and travels well.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Dabouki B clone carries the number 1103.
Bibliographic references
- Catalogue des variétés et clones de vigne cultivés en France. Collectif, 2007, Ed. IFV, Le Grau-du-Roi.
- Documentation interne du Domaine de Vassal. 1949-2011, INRA, Marseillan-plage.
- Cépages et vignobles de France, tome 2. P. Galet, 1990, Ed. Dehan, Montpellier.
Description of clones approved in France
Identity and availability Agronomic data Technical data
Clone number Origin Selection Fertility Production level Sugar content Potential color
Year approved Agronomic references Weight of grape clusters Vigor Total acidity Tannic structure
Growing surface area Size of berries Sensitivity to Botrytis Aromatic intensity Oenological aptitudes
1103  Vaucluse  ENTAV        
Clone conforms to variety characteristics