Winegrowers Supplies -  Vine variety information

Staufer  (originally known as Gf. Ga-54-14, then was named Silva)

Mother: Bacchus
Father: Villard blanc

A white Piwi/disease-resistant variety.

Year of breeding:
Country of origin: Germany
Breeder/License holder: Bundesforschungsanstalt für Rebenzüchtung Geilweilerhof,
Number of clones: 0

Year of entry into the German Federal Office's Varieties Register: 
Area planted in Germany in :         hectares
Area planted in England (as at August 2004): unknown, very little if any

Wine Character - colour: 
                      - bouquet: 
                      - palate: fresh, neutral, somewhat reminiscent of Silvaner


Time of bud-burst: 

Strength of growth: medium
Growth of side-shoots: 

Flowering time: 
Flowering strength: 

Leaf: - size:                                    - shape: 
        - colour: 
        - surface undulation:                - petiolar sinus: 
        The leaves are strongly resistant to phylloxera

Grape bunch: - size: very large          - density: loose
Berries:        - size: large                 - shape: 
                   - skin colour: 

Time of veraison: middle
Time of harvest: late

Grape yield: high
Must-weight: medium
Must-acidity: medium-high

Wood ripening: good
Winter hardiness:  sufficient
Wood colour: 

Chlorosis resistance: 
Resistance against - Oidium: very high          - Peronospora: very high
                       - Botrytis: high  (a few individual berries may be affected)
                       - Roter Brenner: 
                       - Phomopsis                        - Stem-atrophy: 
                    Spraying is hardly ever necessary

Preferred soil: 
Suitable rootstocks: SO4 or 5BB

Normal stem height: 
Normal row spacing: 1.8 to 2.0m
Vine spacing in the row: 

Winter Pruning:                      eyes/buds per sq. metre of land occupied by the plant.

Advantages: Spraying is hardly ever necessary.

Disadvantages: A good site is necessary.