Varietal Innovation

SUSTAINABLE WINEGROWING WITH INRA-RESDUR VARIETIES

INRA Centre de recherche Grand Est - Colmar

Since 2000, INRA has been conducting a varietal innovation programme called ResDur. The purpose is to produce quality varieties with long-term resistance to the main grapevine fungal diseases. The programme came to fruition in January 2018, when four varieties were added to the official catalogue. The wine produced using varieties, which are naturally resistant...
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2016 SIVAL Gold medal winner

BELLEFER® CHESTNUT VARIETY

INRA- CTIFL- INVENIO

Over the course of the last decade, the chestnut market has changed radically, with a significant increase in the demand for nuts meeting requirements specific to processing, that are different from the criteria applicable to the fresh product market: peelability, post-processing taste, smaller size, lower buying price. France’s current chestnut imports are...
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2016 SIVAL Gold medal winner

CORDOBA

SYNGENTA FRANCE SAS

Cordoba, a late autumn-early winter variety of Savoy cabbage, is the first of its kind to combine resistances to three major diseases, most harmful to this type of cabbage: clubroot (Plasmodiophora brassicae), white rust (Albugo candida) and ring spot (Mycosphaerella brassicae). Intended for the fresh product market, it combines all the following benefits: –...
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2016 SIVAL Silver medal winner

ARMELLE

CIREF/Armeflhor

ARMELLE is the first strawberry variety selected on and for Réunion Island. It is a Ciref/Armeflhor co-variety created as part of a collaboration with the body in charge of designing new varieties within the French Strawberry Growers’ Association and the Fruit, Vegetable and Horticulture Technical Experimentation Centre on Réunion Island. Produced by Ciref...
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2016 SIVAL Silver medal winner

SPARKLE RZ

RIJK ZWAAN FRANCE

Sparkle RZ is a round-leaved variety of rocket. It is innovative both in shape, with smooth round leaves – similar to spinach- and taste, with an intense rocket flavour. Excellent characteristics from the field to the plate: • Original leaves, attractive in shape • Subtle rocket flavour • Thick leaves, with long shelf-life • Very good vitality,...
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2016 SIVAL Bronze medal winner

LE COSTELET®

GAUTIER SEMENCES

Le Costelet® is a Charentais-type melon produced after a demanding selection process to find the right varieties and aimed at rediscovering flavours of the past. This produce is an exquisite heritage-type melon. It really is one-of a-kind with an unusually smooth and ribbed look and a beautifully golden colour with gilded shades. Le Costelet®’s...
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Nominé pour le SIVAL INNOVATION 2019

ONION, REDLANDER F1 (BGS 338)

BEJO GRAINES FRANCE

The first red onion with a high resistance to downy mildew (peronospora destructor). Redlander F1 is a variety of Rijnsburger producing nice round bulbs and suitable for long term storage. Downy mildew is prevalent in most onion growing areas. It thrives mostly in wet and cold weather, affecting both crop quality and yield. After having developed Hylander F1...
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CLX MH089 F1

HM.CLAUSE

The CLX MH089 melon variety is grown in every French production area, both with plastic mulching or in fields. In addition to potentially high yields, this variety also comes with a resistance to Aphis gossypii aphids and all powdery mildew strains found in France (including race 3-5). It does well against Fusarium wilt (Fusarium oxysporum race 1-2), which is...
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