Sulima B
Name of vine variety in France
Sulima
Origin
This vine variety (an interspecific hybride) ws obtained in 1966 by INRA by crossbreeding Verdelet B (or 9110 Seibel) and Sultanine B.
Synonymy
Regulations
In France, Sulima B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Use
Table grape vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
2016
ha 0
Description
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoot has a moderate coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are green,
- orbicular or wedge-shaped adult leaves, whole, 3 or 5 lobes, an open U-shaped petiolar sinus; moderate to long teeth compared to width at base with convex sides; moderate to heavy anthocyanin coloration of veins, an upturned leaf blade, moderately bubbled and the underside with an absence or very slight coat of upright and flat-lying hairs, 
- elliptical or cylindrical-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 131 223 247 176 188 256 238 216 249
Allel 2 143 232 253 191 204 260 248 251 255
Phenology
Bud burst: 6 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period I, 1 week after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Sulima B is vigorous, fairly fertile and displays horizontal growth. It can be long pruned and must be trained.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Sulima B is not very susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potential
Sulima B grape clusters are large to very large, not very compact and the berries are small to moderate size, firm with a simple taste and normal  or not very lignified seeds. The skin is thin. Pinching off the grape clusters improves presentation.  
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Sulima B clone carries the number 971.
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.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages. P. Galet, 2000, Ed. Hachette, Paris.