Species: V. riparia
Country of origin: France
Pedigree: Vitis riparia
Berry color: None
Use(s): RootstockRiparia Gloire was selected in Montpellier, France and is also known as Riparia Gloire de Montpellier. This rootstock was one of the first used after the phylloxera crisis in Europe, but does provide enough iron to its scions in limestone-based soils. It roots and grafts well, has strong phylloxera resistance, but is susceptible to some strains of root-knot nematodes. Riparia Gloire has a reputation for low vigor even in fertile sites, but little is known about the performance of this rootstock under current viticultural practices. It is likely to do well in high density plantings with ample water, and is reported to hasten maturity of scions grafted on it. Riparia Gloire has very large leaves with three lobes and sharp teeth. 1616C appears similar, but it has sharper teeth, a wider petiolar sinus and sparsely scattered hairs on the shoot tips.
Foundation Plant Services at UC Davis is the source of Foundation grapevine material for the nursery industry, and the staff can provide information about possible sources for obtaining this stock.
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|Publications||Christensen, L.P. 2003. Rootstock Selection (PDF). Pages 12-15 in: Wine Grape Varieties in California. University of California Agricultural and Natural Resources Publication 3419, Oakland, CA. Buy book|