Italia Grapevines

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Italia Grapevines


Italia B or 65 Pirovano was obtained in 1911 by Angelo Pirovano by crossbreeding Bicane B with Muscat de Hambourg N.


There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in other countries in the European Union.


In France, Italia B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".

This vine variety is likewise listed in the Catalogues of other European Union member states: Bulgaria, Spain, Hungary, Italy and Portugal.


Table grape variety.


Bud burst: 5 days after Chasselas.Grape maturity: period III, 4 weeks after Chasselas.

Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production

Italia B has very strong vigor and grows semi-erect. This variety must be trained and long-pruned.

Sensitivity to diseases and pests

Italia B is sensitive to downy mildew and grey rot.

Technological potential

The clusters are very large, conical-shaped, moderately compact with large to very large berries. The skins are moderately thick with a firm and juicy pulp with pleasant flavor. Italia B has a good capacity for storage and long distance transportation.

Clonal selection in France

The 4 approved Italia B clones carry the numbers 307, 784, 858 and 918.

Source: PlantGrape

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