Teleki 8 B
Name of vine variety in France (and common name)
Teleki 8 B (8 B)
Breeder and year of obtention
Sigmund Teleki, 1896
Genetic origin
This variety is derived from the crossbreeding of Vitis berlandieri and Vitis riparia derived from Euryale Rességuier.
Evolution of areas under rootstock nurseries
1945 1955 1965 1975 1985 1995 2005 2015
Rank 17 17 24 25 25 29 30 31
ha 6 3 1 2 1 0 0 0
Estimated surface area of French vineyards grafted with this rootstock and the main areas of use
400 ha. Alsace
Ampelographic description
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoot is half-open to closed with a moderate coat of flat-lying hairs and anthocyanin coloration on the edges,
- the young leaves are green and very slightly bronze,
- the shoots have ribbed contours, a circular section or slightly elliptical with a heavy coat of upright hairs on the nodes and the internodes,
- adult leaves are large, wedge-shaped, revolute with a slightly open V-shaped petiolar sinus, a leaf blade folded near the petilar point; short teeth compared to width at base, green veins and the underside with a slight to moderate coat of upright hairs,
- male flowers,
- vine shoots with a heavy coat of upright hairs on the nodes and the internodes.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 139 223 233 236 192 252 236 214 259
Allel 2 147 263 251 246 214 260 246 251 259
Resistance to soil parasites
This rootstock offers a high tolerance level to radicolae phylloxera along with very high resistance to Meloidogyne arenaria and Meloidogyne incognita nematodes.
Adapt to environment
8 B resists up to 17% active limestone. Its resistance to ferric chlorosis is considered moderate. Good resistance to drought.
Interaction with grafts and production objectives
Yields obtained from 8 B are moderate. Moderate vigor to grafts.
Aptitudes for plant propagation
This rootstock is a moderate wood producer (50 000 to 70 000 m/ha). Moderate cutting capacity but good grafting capacity.
Resistance to aerial parasites
Low to moderate susceptibility to gallicolae phylloxera with high resistance to downy mildew.
Clonal selection in France
There are no approved clones for this variety at the present time.