Carla N
Name of the variety in France
Carla
Origin
This variety was obtained in 1958 by l’INRA by crossbreeding Cardinal and Alphonse Lavallée.
Synonyms
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
Legal information
In France, Carla is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list.
Use
Table grape variety.
Evolution of cultivated areas in France
2018
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Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with no or very little prostate hairs, 
- the reddish young leaves,
- the circular or wedge-shaped adult leaves, with three or five lobes, an open or slightly open U-shaped petiole sinus, short teeth with straight sides, moderate anthocyanin coloration of veins, a smooth, twisted leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a low to medium density of erect hairs, and no prostate hairs,
- the broad ellipsoid berries.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 133 234 249 176 186 252 254 243 271
Allel 2 133 236 255 182 204 256 254 267 271
Phenology
Bud burst: 1 day after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: early-season, same as Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Carla is moderately vigorous with a semi-erect bearing. It must be trained and pruned short or moderately long. It is not very susceptible to coulure and millerandage.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Carla is very little susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potentiality
Carla's bunches are large. The berries are also large, with seeds and are sometimes heterogenously colored. The skin is fairly thin and the pulp is firm. The flavor is slightly aromatic.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Carla clone carries the number 972.
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 certified in France
Identity and availability Agronomic data Technological data Autres informations
Clone no. Marque Origin Selection Year of
certification
Agronomic
references
Surface area used
for propagation (year)
Fertility Production
level
Bunch
weight
Vigor Berry
size
Susceptibility
to grey rot
Sugar
level
Color
potential
Titrable
acidity
Tannic
structure
Aromatic
intensity
Oenological
suitability
New General
note
Agro-tecnic
note
Note
agronomique
Agronomic
note
Links
972 INRA 1990