Teleki 8 B
Name of variety in France (and usual designation)
Teleki 8 B (8 B)
Breeder/selector and year of obtention
Sigmund Teleki, 1896.
Genetic origin
This variety results from the crossbreeding of Vitis berlandieri and Vitis riparia derived from Euryale Rességuier.
Evolution of mother vine surfaces
1945 1955 1965 1975 1985 1995 2005 2015
Rank 17 17 24 25 25 29 30 31
ha 6 3 1 2 1 ND ND ND
Estimated surface area of French vines grafted with the rootstock, and main regions of use
400 ha. Alsace.
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot that is half-open or closed with a piping anthocyanin coloration and a medium density of prostate hairs,
- the slightly bronzed young leaves,
- the shoots with a ribbed surface, a circular or slightly elliptic section and a high density of erect hairs on the nodes and the internodes,
- the large, wedge-shaped, revolute adult leaves, with a slightly open V-shaped petiole sinus, a folded leaf blade near the petiole sinus, short teeth compared to their width at the base, green veins, and on the lower side of the leaves, a low to medium density of erect hairs,
- the male flowers,
- the woody shoots with a high density of erect hairs on the nodes and the internodes.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 139 223 233 236 192 252 236 214 259
Allel 2 147 263 251 246 214 260 246 251 259
Resistance to soil parasites
8 B is highly tolerant to the root form of phylloxera. It is also very resistant to Meloidogyne arenaria and Meloidogyne incognita nematodes.
Adaptation to the environment
8 B resists up to 17% "active" limestone. Its resistance to iron chlorosis is thus considered moderate and its resistance to drought is good.
Interaction with grafts and production objectives
8 B confers a moderate vigor to the grafts and induces medium yields.
Vegetative propagation aptitudes
8 B wood production is good (50 000 to 70 000 m/ha). This rootstock has a moderate cutting capacity and a good grafting aptitude.
Resistance to aerial parasites
8 B is not very or moderately sensitive to the gall form of phylloxera and is highly resistant to downy mildew.
Clonal selection in France
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 - Montpellier SupAgro, Marseillan, France.
- Cépages et vignobles de France, tome 1. P. Galet, 1988, Ed. Dehan, Montpellier, France.