Belair N
Name of the variety in France
This variety was obtained in South Africa in 1974. Based on genetic analyses carried out in Montpellier, Belair would result from the crossbreeding between Barlinka and Alphonse Lavallée.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
Legal information
In France, Belair is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" since 2012 on the A list.
Table grape variety.
Evolution of cultivated areas in France
2011 2018
ha 15 1
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a low density of prostrate hairs,
- the young leaves with bronze spots,
- the large, circular adult leaves, with five lobes, lateral sinuses with a fairly frequent a tooth inside, an open or slightly open petiole sinus, short teeth with straight sides, a smooth, slightly twisted leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, no or a very low density of erect and prostrate hairs,
- the round-shaped or slightly ellipsoid berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 133 223 249 182 204 240 248 243 259
Allel 2 149 232 255 182 204 242 254 247 271
Bud burst: 4 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Belair displays moderate to strong vigor, with a semi-erect bearing. It can be pruned moderately long or short, depending on the regions.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Belair does not seem particularly susceptible to fungal diseases.
Technological potentiality
Belair's bunches are large and compact with a fairly long and strong penduncle. The berries are large to very large with seeds and a thick skin. They are not very susceptible to bursting and have a neutral flavor. The pulp is firm and not very juicy. This table grape variety has a good storage capacity in a cool room and resists well to being transported.
Clonal selection in France
There is no certified clone for this variety yet.
Bibliographic references
- Documentary collections of the Centre de Ressources Biologiques de la Vigne de Vassal-Montpellier, INRAE - Institut Agro | Montpellier, Marseillan, France.