1- Gravesac

2- Usual name: 


3- Breeder

INRA ( National Institute of Agronomic Research . France)

4- Year of obtaining


5- Genetic origin

Crossing between 161-49 Couderec and 3309 Couderec.

6- Resistance to soil parasites

Gravesac’s degree of tolerance to phylloxera radicola is very high.

In contrast, it is sensitive to the nematodes Meloidgyne arenaria and Meloidogyne incognita.

7- Adaptation to the viticultural environment

  • Gravesac resists up to 15% total limestone and 6% active lime. CPI5.
  • Its resistance to iron chlororsis ranges from medium to low.
  • Above all, it performs well in acid soils.
  • This pattern is well adapted to temporary conditions of excess humidity in spring and its degree of resistance to drought is medium.
  • Works well on sandy or stony soils.

8- Interaction with the variety of vine and production objectives

  • The Gravesac has a good affinity with most of the varieties.
  • The vigor that this rootstock transfers to the vine varieties is medium high.
  • The yields obtained with this rootstock are quite high and regular, and the products are generally of good quality.
  • The only clone selected for the Gravesac is 264.

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