Sugraeighteen B
Name of the variety in France
This variety was obtained by D.W. Cain (United States of America) in 1990 and would result from the crossbreeding of Red Globe and a descendant of Muscat d'Alexandrie and Sugraone.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
Legal information
In France, Sugraeighteen is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" since 2014 on the A list. This variety is also listed in the catalogue of Italy.
Table 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 no or a very low density of prostrate hairs,
- the young leaves that are copper or with bronze spots, and with no or a very low density of prostrate hairs,
- the shoots with green or red-striped internodes,
- the pentagonal or circular adult leaves, with three or five lobes, a slightly open V-shaped petiole sinus, moderately long teeth compared to their width at the base with straight or convex sides, no anthocyanin coloration of veins, a twisted leaf blade, folded near the petiole sinus, and on the lower side of the leaves, no or a very low density of erect and prostrate hairs,
- the round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 133 223 249 176 186 256 248 247 249
Allel 2 149 236 251 178 204 260 254 257 271
Bud burst: 7 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: early-season, same as Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Sugraeighteen is fertile, productive and has a semi-erect bearing. This variety has a vigorous vegetation that must be managed.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Sugraeighteen does not seem particularly sensitive to pests and diseases.
Technological potentiality
Sugraeighteen’s bunches are large and moderately compact. The berries are large, with a muscat flavor, a thin to moderately thick skin and a firm, crunchy pulp. The seeds are soft and not very noticeable. This variety is sensitive to berry shedding and to rubbing and the berries do not have a really good storage aptitude.
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 - Institut Agro | Montpellier, Marseillan, France.