CULTIVATION PERSPECTIVE OF A GREEK NATIVE OF THE GRAPE VARIETIES (MAVROSTIFO) FOR RED WINE PRODUCTION OF HIGH QUALITYDescription
The Mavrostifo – Greece aboriginal variety. It is belong to the group of varieties convar. pontica subconvar. balcanica Negr. The time of production period is 156-165 days. The variety of medium height. The degree of ripening of vine is higher. The yield is higher. The average mass of bunch is 360 g. It has higher drought-resistance and middle steadiness for mushrooms diseases. The leave is large, black-green, the middle dissection, five lobes (the lobes are recovered), from bottom side with a lot of hairs. There are two blossoms on the 3 and 4 nodes. The flower is hemofroditus. The bunch is low or big, long, conical-winged, density. The berry is average, round, black-blue. The pulp is juicy, with tasty variety after taste. There are two-three seeds in berry. The sugariness is higher. The variety is useful for preparing higher quality intensive colored red wines of different categories from southern zones of viticulture with warm and dry climate.