Experimental propagation of various known clones of the same grapevine variety


PLANSEL started plantations on a larger scale, with different clones of the same varieties planted side by side. By the 1980s over 100 hectares had been planted in this manner (at places such as the Fundação EA, Ervideira and Alorna). After these plantations were subjected to intensive virological testing, which was the first testing of its kind in Portugal, they served not only as locations from which relevant data have been statistically recorded and monitored but also served simultaneously as a cutting garden from which to supply the market with homogenous grapevine scions.



  • Grapevine selection in Portugal at the time of accession to the EU, Hans Jörg Böhm, Enologia No. 1/87 (1987)