Enhancement of grape genetic resources through conservation, characterization and evaluation of wine grape varieties of Calabria (Castiglione e Toccarino)

Surveys in the typical areas of Calabria Region for the cultivation of the red wine grape cultivar Castiglione and Toccarino will allow a better knowledge of their genetic variability, solve variety identification problems, obtain virus free material (or in case to be submitted to artificial sanitation) and established a collection vineyard for further activity of selection at the Librandy Vinery of Cirò M.na (KR). The final aim of the project is to restart the cultivation of two cultivars of high enological potentiality so far neglected.

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Research activity

  • Grapevine and its intracellular pathogens