Sulima B
Name of the variety in France
Sulima (an interspecific hybride) was obtained in 1966 by INRA. This interspecific hybrid results from the crossbreeding of Verdelet (9110 Seibel) and Sultanine.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
Legal information
In France, Sulima is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list.
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 a medium density of prostrate hairs,
- the green young leaves,
- the circular or wedge-shaped adult leaves, entire or with three or five lobes, with an open U-shaped petiole sinus, medium to long teeth compared to their width at the base with convex sides, a moderate to strong anthocyanin coloration of veins, an involute, moderately blistered leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, no or a very low density of erect and prostrate hairs,
- the ellipsoid or cylindric berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 247 176 188 256 238 216 249
Allel 2 143 232 253 191 204 260 248 251 255
Bud burst: 6 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: early-season, 1 week after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Sulima is vigorous, fairly fertile with a horizontal bearing. It can be pruned moderately long and must be trained.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Sulima is not very susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potentiality
Sulima's bunches are large to very large, not very compact. The berries are small to medium in size, firm with a simple flavor and normal or not very lignified seeds. The skin is thin. Pinching off the grape clusters can improve the presentation.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Sulima clone carries the number 971.
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.