Table grape - Palatina
- General: The table grape Palatina was originally developed in Hungary from a cross between the fungus-tolerant variety "Seyve Villard 12-375" and Queen of the Vineyards. Its synonym "Fehér Csepel Tolarent" speaks for this. The German name Palatina shows the proverbial connection with the Palatinate. The Volker Freytag vine nursery in Lachen-Speyerdorf is responsible for variety protection and conservation breeding in Germany.
- Cluster: The grapes are large, loose and shouldered. The berries are very appealing due to their golden yellow colour and oval berry shape. The taste is typically fruity sweetness with a light, pleasant muscat tone. The grapes reach maturity from the end of August.
- Resistance to disease: In cultivation, the variety shows high tolerance to downy mildew (Peronospora) and Botrytis , as well as good resistance to powdery mildew (Oidium). In locations with increased fungal pressure or with persistent summer wetness, two to three treatments around flowering are advisable. The variety is well suited for organic cultivation.
- Cultivation: The table grape is a good climber due to its strong, upright growth. It prefers an airy location that allows the grapes to dry well.