Olivette blanche B
Name of vine variety in France
Olivette blanche
This vine variety is of unknown origin and does not correspond to the white form of Olivette noire N.
There is no officially recognized synonym for this vine variety in France. In Italy, Olivette blanche can officially be called by the name "Ciminnita B".
In France, Olivette blanche B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".

This vine variety is likewise listed in the Catalogue of Italy.
Table grape vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 2000 2008 2016
ha 19 15 1 2 1.1
Identification signs include:
- the tip fo the young shoot has a slight coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are green with bronze patches,
- adult leaves are orbicular shaped, whole or with 5 lobes,  with hsallow lateral sinuses, an open petiolar sinus with a V-shaped base, small teeth, short compared to width at base, straaght sides; an absence of coloration of veins, a smooth and shiny leaf blade and the underside with an absence or very slight coat of upright and flat-lying hairs,
- female flowers,
- elliptical-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 133 232 243 182 188 252 254 243 261
Allel 2 135 236 249 191 204 258 254 259 271
Bud burst: 7 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period III, 5 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Olivette blanche B is a late harvest variety, moderatel vigor with erect or semi-erect growth. It can be managed by long pruning. Due to its female nature, Olivette blanche B is very susceptible to coulure and millerandage.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Olivette blanche B is not very susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are loose and small to moderate size. The berries are large, irregular sized due to millerandage, with a thick skin, fleshy pulp and simple flavor.
Clonal selection in France
There are no approved clones for this vine variety at the present time.
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.
- Ampélographie. P. Viala et V. Vermorel, 1902-1910, Ed. Masson, Paris.