Pascal B
Name of the variety in France
Pascal is a variety originally from Provence.
In France, this variety can officially be called "Pascal blanc" regarding plant propgation material.
Legal information
In France, Pascal is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list and classified.
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of cultivated areas in France
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Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a high density of prostrate hairs,
- the green or yellow young leaves,
- the circular or wedge-shaped adult leaves, entire or with three or five lobes, with shallow lateral sinuses, an open or slightly open U-shaped petiole sinus, medium teeth with straight sides, a smooth slightly revolute leaf blade, folded near the petiole sinus, and on the lower side of the leaves, a low density of erect and prostrate hairs,
- the round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 247 182 186 252 238 245 249
Allel 2 141 223 249 186 200 252 266 267 261
Bud burst: 9 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: late-season, 4 weeks and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Pascal is a fertile and very productive variety with an erect bearing. It is well adapted to gobelet training and must be pruned short. This variety is well suited to very exposed, very dry and poor terroirs.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Pascal is very susceptible to powdery mildew and to grey rot.
Technological potentiality
The bunches are very large and the berries are large. Pascal produces dry and neutral white wines with no particular finesse and a low degree of alcohol.
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.