Olivette blanche B
Name of the variety in France
Olivette blanche
This variety is of unknown origin and does not correspond to the white form of Olivette noire.
In Italy, Olivette blanche is officially designated as "Ciminnita". This synonym is officially recognized in France regarding plant propagation material.
Legal information
In France, Olivette blanche is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list. This variety is also listed in the catalogue of Italy.
Table grape variety.
Evolution of cultivated areas in France
1958 1968 2000 2008 2018
ha 19 15 1 2 1.1
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a low density of prostrate hairs,
- the green young leaves with bronze spots,
- the circular adult leaves, entire or with five lobes, with shallow lateral sinuses, an open V-shaped petiole sinus, small teeth, short compared to their width at the base with straight sides, no coloration of veins, a smooth shiny leaf blade, and ton the lower side of the leaves, no or a very low density of erect and prostrate hairs,
- the female flowers,
- the ellipsoid berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 133 232 243 182 188 252 254 243 261
Allel 2 135 236 249 191 204 258 254 259 271
Bud burst: 7 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: late-season, 5 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Olivette blanche is a late-season variety, moderately vigorous with an erect or semi-erect bearing. It can be managed by long pruning. Due to its female flowers, Olivette blanche is very susceptible to coulure and millerandage.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Olivette blanche is very little susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potentiality
The bunches are loose and small to medium in size. The berries are large, of irregular size due to millerandage, simple-flavored, with a thick skin and a fleshy 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 - 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.