Fungus resistant grape variety unveiled

16th April, 2013 by Rupert Millar

A Swiss laboratory has unveiled a new grape variety that is resistant to mildew and other fungal diseases.

Called Divico, it is a red grape and apparently needs just one to three treatments a year according to Agroscope, the laboratory that developed it, rather than the more usual six to 10.

Swiss newspaper Le Matin said that the grape had “an interesting aromatic personality” and produced wines with good colour and tannins.

The grape has been bred to be resistant to mildew, grey rot and oidium. It is a crossing of Gamaret, a Swiss grape well known for its rot-resistant properties, and another German variety that is also strongly resistant to diseases, Bronner.

The plant will be available for planting from 2015.

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One Response to “Fungus resistant grape variety unveiled”

  1. José Vouillamoz says:

    This variety has nothing to do with France, it has been created in Switzerland by Agroscope research center. And “Le Matin” is a Swiss (not French) newspaper.
    José Vouillamoz

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