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Varieties determination

To one vine clearly identify, there are different possibilities. Previously, this was done solely due to the external nature of the vine based on the phenotype or the habitus, so the morphological Properties of the plant parts shoot. leaf. grape and berry, as well as the taste of the fruits. Further criteria are the vegetation cycle related Properties like Blossom-. Austriebs- or Maturity date, Until the late 1980s, this was the only way to determine the identity of grape varieties. Of course, there are misinterpretations, as this method is not 100%. An absolute luminary of visual variety recognition was the French Ampelograph Pierre Galet (* 1921).

A visual identification requires ampelographic and morphological descriptions in a recognized literature, possibly a herbarium for comparisons and last but not least a profound knowledge of varieties. Also helpful in connection with the variety protection be created information. Since the mid-1990s, grape varieties have been increasingly identified via the genetic fingerprint. For this one needs the DNA structure the variety and genetic comparative profiles of vines whose variety identity has already been established. The genetic fingerprint can not always replace the traditional method of visual variety identification but is complementary to it. See also a list of relevant keywords below grapevine,

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