Madeleine Salomon B
Name of the variety in France
Madeleine Salomon
This table grape variety was selected by E. Salomon in 1893, and corresponds to the traditional Italian variety Agostenga .
In Italy, Madeleine Salomon is officially designated as "Prié blanc". This synonym is officially recognized in France regarding plant propagation material.
Legal information
In France, Madeleine Salomon is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list.
Table grape variety.
Evolution of cultivated areas in France
2008 2018
ha 7 ND
Surfaces of all Madeleines, except Madeleine royale.
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a high density of prostate hairs,
- the green young leaves with bronze spots,
- the circular or pentagonal adult leaves, with five lobes, an open U-shaped petiole sinus, medium teeth with convex sides, no anthocyanin coloration of veins, a finely blistered involute leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, no erect hairs and a low density of prostate hairs,
- the ellipsoid berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 225 233 182 194 240 238 233 251
Allel 2 153 236 247 186 196 252 248 243 271
Bud burst: 6 days before Chasselas.
Grape maturity: very early season, half a week before Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Madeleine Salomon is fairly vigorous, with a semi-erect bearing and can be pruned short.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Madeleine Salomon is a little susceptible to grey rot and powdery mildew.
Technological potentiality
The bunches are small to medium size and very compact. The berries are medium in size, simple-flavored, with a thin skin and a soft pulp.
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 - Montpellier SupAgro, 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.
- Registro nazionale delle varieta di vite. Ministère de l’agriculture italien, under the name "Prié Blanc", [web site, visited in 2020].