The information database

This database has 1017 records corresponding to 1017 single plants representing about 670 cultivars in 8 ampelographic collections in Greece. The information database has thirteen fields.
Important note: The identity of a plant is defined by its location in a collection, its Greek name and its transliterated name. The three first fields represent therefore the identity of a plant of a given cultivar.

  1. Collection.The number gives the identity of the ampelographic collection, where the cultivar is located.
    See the list of collections
  2. Greek name.The Greek name is provided in Greek alphabet. The name displayed is the one in use in the corresponding collection.
  3. Transliterated name (ISO 843 transliteration scheme).The transliteration used is the ISO 843 transliteration scheme published in 1997 by the international Standards Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland.
    See the ISO 843 transliteration scheme
  4. Transliterated Greek synonyms and foreign synonyms provided by Greek viticultural literature.This field includes all Greek synonyms , which were identified in Greece, as well as foreign synonyms proposed by the Greek literature.
  5. Ethymology.This field gives ethymological signification whenever it was possible to identify it.
  6. Homonyms and synonyms found in the collection of the USDA Germplasm Repository, University of California, Davis, USA.This field includes all names found in the collection of the University of California and for which we were able to point to a real Greek name. In some cases, spelling is so far from the original Greek name that makes uncertain the identity of these cultivars. The collection of the USDA Germplasm Repository, University of California at Davis is the only American collection that has Greek accessions.
    See all the Vitis Vinifera accessions of the collection of the USDA Germplasm Repository University of California, Davis
    See only the Greek accessions
  7. Homonyms and synonyms found in the European Vitis Database.The European project GENRES #81 has established a web-backed European grapevine genetic resources database for enhancing the utilization of relevant and highly valuable germplasm in breeding. The participation of two Greek collections to the project provided a lot of Greek accessions to the EVD but not all. All Greek accessions in all European collections reviewed by the project are accessible through this European Vitis database. On the other hand, the Greek Vitis database provides a more exhaustive overview of the Greek Vitis germplasm.
  8. Homonyms and synonyms found in the collection of INRA/ENSA, Montpellier, France.These are names found in the collection of the INRA/ENSA Montpellier
  9. Other spellings found in literature
  10. Geographic area of cultivation.This field gives the main geographic regions of cultivation of each cultivar whenever it is known. The name of the region is given in its transliteration from Greek alphabet to Latin alphabet in order to make this field available to non Greek speakers. For searching an area, you may consult the multilingual list of Greek toponyms.
  11. Other information.This field gives any other information, such as historical, etymological or pedigree information, when available.
  12. Berry colour.This field gives the colour of the berry
    B = blanc - white
    Rs = rose - rose
    N = noir/rouge/bleu - black/red/blue
  13. Use
    This field gives the main use of the cultivar.
    W = Wine
    T = Table
    R = Raisin