Sugrasixteen N
Name of the variety in France
This variety was obtained by D.W. Cain (United States of America) in 1988 and would result from the crossbreeding of Black Monukka and Sugrafive.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
Legal information
In France, le Sugrasixteen 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 yellow green young leaves, with no or a very low density of prostrate hairs,
- the shoots with red-striped internodes,
- the large, pentagonal adult leaves, with five lobes, a slightly open V-shaped petiole sinus or with slightly overlapping lobes, moderately long teeth compared to their width at the base with straight sides, no anthocyanin coloration of veins, an involute leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, no or a very low density of erect and prostrate hairs,
- the ovoid or ellipsoid berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 133 234 239 176 188 240 254 233 249
Allel 2 133 236 239 182 188 256 254 243 271
Bud burst: 5 days before Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 3 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Sugrasixteen has a moderate vigor and a horizontal bearing. This variety has a reduced fertility and thus, it must be pruned long and it does not recquire any thinning. Sugrasixteen can be sensitive to millerandage.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Sugrasixteen is a little sensitive to downy mildew and powdery mildew.
Technological potentiality
Sugrasixteen’s bunches are large, homogeneous and compact. The berries are seedless, medium in size, with an aromatic flavor, a thick skin and a firm pulp. The grapes have a good storage aptitude after harvest.
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.