Ora B
Name of vine variety in France
This variety was obtained in 1968 by INRA by crossbreeding again a variety resulting from the crossbreeding of Cinsaut and Perle de Csaba with Cardinal.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
In France, Ora is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list. This variety is also listed in the catalogue of Bulgaria.
Table grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
2000 2008 2018
ha 48 40 20
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a medium density of prostate hairs,
- the green young leaves with bronze spots,
- the pentagonal or wedge-shaped adult leaves, with five lobes, a closed U-shaped petiole sinus with slightly overlapping lobes, short to moderate teeth with straight or convex sides, no or a very slight anthocyanin coloration of veins, a smooth twisted leaf blade, and ton the lower side of the leaves, no or a very low density of erect hairs and a low density of prostate hairs,
- the ellipsoid berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 243 178 186 252 248 216 261
Allel 2 133 234 249 182 188 260 254 243 271
Bud burst: 4 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: very early season, 1 week before Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Ora has moderate vigor with an erect or semi-erect bearing. This variety can be managed by long or short pruning. Ora is a little sensitive to millerandage.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Ora is not very sensitive to grey rot.
Technological potential
The bunches are medium to large, supple and not very compact. The berries are medium with a thin skin and a simple flavored firm and juicy pulp. When ripe, the clusters are golden and very sweet. Ora has good a storage capacity and transport capacity.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Ora clone carries the number 974.
Bibliographic references
- Catalogue des variétés et clones de vigne cultivés en France. Collectif, 2007, Ed. IFV, Le Grau-du-Roi, France.
- Documentary collections of the Centre de Ressources Biologiques de la Vigne de Vassal-Montpellier, INRAE - Montpellier SupAgro, Marseillan, France.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages et de leurs synonymes. P. Galet, 2015, Ed. Libre&Solidaire, France.
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
974    INRA