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Grape Variety: Castelão

Variety Name Castelão
Common Synonyms Periquita, Castelão Francês, João de Santarém
All Synonyms Bastardo Castico, Bastardo Espanhol, Castelão Francês, Castellao Portugues, Castico, João de Santarém, João de Santarém Tinto, João Mendes, João Pinto Mendes, João Santarém, Lariao Preto, Mortagua, Mortagua de Vide Branca, Olho de Lebre, Perikvita, Periquita, Piriquita, Piriquito, Pirriquita, Santarém Tinto, Trincadeira, Trincadeira Preta
Countries of Origin Portugal
Species Vitis vinifera
Pedigree Alfrocheiro Preto x Pardina (Jaén blanco)
Berry Color Black
Uses Table,Wine
Comments This grape is known by many names and is planted extensively throughout southern Portugal. The synonym name Castella was also used as a synonym name for the historical variety named Castelã.

Castelão Selections

Information about:          Selection Numbers     |     Registration Status
  Castelão 74
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Jorge Boehm, Viveiros Plansel, S.A., Portugal
Treatments None , Tissue Culture Excision
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 2005 from Jorge Böhm, Viveiros Plansel S.A., Portugal. The material was JPB clone 74. The original material underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS in 2005. When the selection was released from quarantine in 2007, the original material received the name Castelão 01.The version of the clone that had undergone tissue culture therapy was simultaneously planted in the Classic Foundation Vineyard as a backup vine to Castelão 01. The name of the selection was changed in 2008 to Castelão PLANSEL 74 to reflect the name of the Plansel clone number. When the Russell Ranch Vineyard was established in 2011, the backup vine that had undergone tissue culture therapy was tested and qualified for that vineyard, where it was planted as Castelão 74.1. After being a proprietary selection for some years, Castelão 74 and 74.1 were released to the FPS public grapevine collection in 2019.