Ampelographic Characterization of Some Grape Cultivars (Vitis vinifera L.) Grown in South-western Region of Turkey

F. ATES, H. COBAN, Z. KARA and A. SABIR
Manisa Viticulture Research Institute, 45000 Manisa, Turkey
Celal Bayar University, Alasehir Vocational School, 45600 Alasehir/Manisa, Turkey
Selcuk University Agriculture Faculty Horticulture Department, 42070 Konya,Turkey

Abstract

ATES, FADIME, HARUN COBAN, ZEKI KARA and ALI SABIR, 2011. Ampelographic characterization of some grape cultivars (Vitis vinifera L.) grown in south-western region of Turkey. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 17: 314-324

Ten grapevine cultivars (Vitis vinifera L.) were characterized according to the international grape descriptor lists. The morphology of various vine organs of some autochthonous and hybrid cultivars was described at several phenological stages, and pomologycal characteristics were determined during growth cycle. With respect to the ampelographic characters, great differences were observed among the studied cultivars. The relationships between the cultivars were further assessed via UPGMA dendrogram analysis. Certain characteristics were anticipated to play particular role in the constitution of the ampelographic dendrogram. Particular data observed in this study on some autochthonous grapevine cultivars would help to prevent disappearing local cultivars and to preserve germplasm collection.

Key words: Vitis vinifera, ampelography, UPGMA, cluster analysis

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