Recybel B
Name of the variety in France
Recybel is an interspecific hybrid obtained by INRA in 1990. It results from the crossbreeding of Madina and a descendant of Muscadinia rotundifolia.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
Legal information
In France, Recybel is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" since 2020 on the A list.
Grape variety intended for the production of fruit juices.
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a very low density of prostate hairs,
- the green young leaves with bronze spots and no prostate hairs,
- the shoots with long red or red-striped internodes,
- the small to medium, circular, dark green adult leaves, with three or five lobes, a slightly open V-shaped petiole sinus, small teeth, long compared to their width at the base with straight sides or with one side concave and one side convex, a very weak or weak anthocyanin coloration of veins, a shiny, smooth, revolute leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, no erect and prostate hairs,
- the obloid round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1
Allel 2
Bud burst: 4 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: early-season, 1 week after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Recybel is vigorous, not very productive and has a horizontal bearing. This variety is sensitive to coulure.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Recybel is resistant to powdery mildew and it is not very sensitive to downy mildew. It is however very susceptible to phomopsis.
Technological potentiality
Recybel’s bunches are medium in size and loose. The berries are also medium, with a slight muscat flavor, a thin skin and a moderately juicy pulp. There are seeds but they are not very noticeable. The juice yields are rather low, but Recybel juices are of good quality, aromatic and balanced.
Clonal selection in France
There is no certified clone for this variety yet.
Bibliographic references
- Documentary collections of the Centre de Ressources Biologiques de la Vigne de Vassal-Montpellier, INRAE - Montpellier SupAgro, Marseillan, France.