Calitor N
Name of the variety in France
Calitor is originally from Provence.
In France, this variety can officially be called "Pécoui touar" regarding plant propagation material.
Legal information
In France, Calitor is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list and classified.
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of cultivated areas in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 2000 2008 2018
ha 299 319 195 204 60 40 11
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a high density of prostrate hairs, 
- the yellow young leaves with bronze spots,
- the adult leaves with five lobes, a slightly open petiole sinus or with slightly overlapping lobes, long teeth compared to their width at the base with straight sides, no anthocyanin coloration of veins, a twisted, involute leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a medium to high density of erect and prostrate hairs,
- the round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 239 176 186 252 238 235 239
Allel 2 131 236 249 182 204 252 240 235 255
Bud burst: 8 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: late-season, 4 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Calitor is fertile, productive and can be pruned short.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Calitor is susceptible to downy mildew and grey rot. On the other hand, it resists very well to powdery mildew.
Technological potentiality
The bunches and berries are large. Calitor produces light, flat, not very colored wines that are lacking acidity.
Clonal selection in France
There is no certified clone for this variety yet.
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 - Institut Agro | Montpellier, Marseillan, France.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages et de leurs synonymes. P. Galet, 2015, Ed. Libre&Solidaire, France.
- Traité général de viticulture, Ampélographie. P. Viala and V. Vermorel, 1901-1909, Ed. Masson, Paris, France.