Grape Breeding Techniques

Grape Breeding at MAVO

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Mark Hart, Owner

Mt. Ashwabay Vineyard & Orchard

Grape Breeding Information Resources

International Symposium on Grape Breeding:

Resources related to these Symposia can be found here.

Other Reprints:

Preliminary Report on Grape Breeding in Maryland. Auchter, S.A. and W.E. Whitehouse 1920. (pdf, 292 KB)

The French Hybrid Grapes. Barrett, H.C. 1956. (pdf, 4.9 MB)

The Best Parents in Breeding French Hybrid Grapes. Barrett, H.C. 1958. (pdf, 196 KB)

Sex Determination in a Progeny of a Self Pollinated Staminate Clone of Vitis. Barrett, H.C. 1966. (pdf, 196 KB)

Vitis cinerea as a Source of Desirable Characters in Grape Breeding. Barrett, H.C. 1966. (pdf, 213 KB)

The Inheritance of Three Major Fruit Colors in Grapes. Barritt, B.H. and J. Einset. 1969. (pdf, 288 KB)

The Improvement of the American Grapes. Beach, S.A. 1899. (pdf, 600 KB)

Grape Breeding: Size, Weight and Specific Gravity of the Seed as Correlated with Germination and Vigor of the Seedling. Beach, S.A. 1903. (pdf, 470 KB)

A Suggestion in Regard to the History of Grape Growing in America. N.O. Booth. 1911. (pdf, 504 KB)

Amélioration de la Résistance de la Vigne au Mildiou. D. Boubals. 1956. (pdf, 13.1 MB, in French)

Amélioration génétique de la Vigne: essai de définition d'un schéma de sélection applicable à la création de nouvelles variétées. A. Bouquet. 1977. (pdf, 612 KB, in French)

Application des méthodes de sélection récurrente à l'amélioration génétique de la Vigne. A. Bouquet, P. Truel & R. Wagner. 1981. (pdf, 720 KB, in French)

Winter Killing of the Roots of the Beta Grape. Brierley, W.G. and E. Angelo. 1934. (pdf, 348 KB)

Grape Varieties in India. Chadha, K.L. and G.S. Randhawa. 1974. (pdf, 12.1 MB)

Injury to the Buds of Grape Varieties Caused by Low Temperatures. Clark, J.H. 1936. (pdf, 332 KB)

Preliminary Report on the Root Systems of Grape Varieties. Colby, A.S.. 1922. (pdf, 280 KB)

Observations on the Resistance of Grape Varieties to Black Rot and Downy Mildew. Demaree, J.B., I.W. Dix and C.A. Magoon. 1937. (pdf, 592 KB)

Breeding Southern Grapes. Detjen, L.R. 1917. (pdf, 1 MB)

The Limits in Hybridization of Vitis Rotundifolia with Related Species and Genera. Detjen, L.R. 1919. (pdf, 2.2 MB)

Some F1 Hybrids of Vitis Rotundifolia with Related Species and Genera. Detjen, L.R. 1919. (pdf, 15 MB)

Variation in the Floral Structures of Vitis. M.J. Dorsey. 1912. (pdf, 1.9 MB)

Pollen Development in the Grape with Special Reference to Sterility. M.J. Dorsey. 1914. (pdf, 3.6 MB)

Some Fertile Hybrids of Bunch and Muscadine Grapes. R.T. Dunstan. 1963. (pdf, 3.8 MB)

Hybridization of Euvitis X Vitis rotundifolia: Backcrosses to Muscadine. R.T. Dunstan. 1964. (pdf, 368 KB)

Future "Ideal" Grapes. J.L. Fennell. 1941. (pdf, 3.6 MB)

Timing and Production of Grape Pollen by Grafting. J.L. Fennell. 1945. (pdf, 232 KB)

The Tropical Grape. J.L. Fennell. 1945. (pdf, 840 KB)

Inheritance Studies with the Tropical Grape. J.L. Fennell. 1948. (pdf, 4.2 MB)

A Biographical Profile of Joseph L. Fennell. C.O. Foerster, Jr.. 1991. (pdf, 265 KB)

History of Grape Growing in the Eastern United States. Fred Elmer Gladwin. 1931. (pdf, 124 KB; MS Word, 195 KB)

Inheritance of Certain Characters of Grapes. Hedrick, U.P. & R.D. Anthony. 1915. (pdf, 1 MB)

Reben. [Grapes.] Bernhard Husfeld. 1962. from Handbuch der Pflanzenzuchtung [Handbook of Plant Breeding] (pdf, 8.2 MB, in German)

L'Hybridation de la Vigne et la Creation d'Hybrides Producteurs Directs. [Hybridizing the Grapevine and the Creation of Hybrid Direct Producers.] Kuhlmann, E. 1923. (pdf, 625 KB, in French)

La Sélection et L'Hybridation Chez La Vigne. L. Levadoux. 1951. (pdf, 13.3 MB, in French)

Les Populations Sauvages et Cultivées de Vitis vinifera L. L. Levadoux. 1956. (pdf, 9.8 MB, in French)

Breeding Grapes for Central Florida. J.A. Mortensen. 1971. (pdf, 7.5 MB)

Foundations of American Grape Culture. T.V. Munson. 1909. (pdf, 38 MB)

Variabilitšt und Vererbung des Geschlechts bei der Rebe. [Variation and Transmission of Sex in the Grapevine.] A.M. Negrul. 1935. (pdf, 1 MB, in German)

Grape. [Grape Propagation] in Tropical, Subtropical Fruits & Flowers Cultivation. NIIR Board (India). 2005. (pdf, 3.6 MB)

A Genetic Study of Variations in Floral Morphology and Function in Cultivated Forms of Vitis. G.D. Oberle. 1938. (pdf, 3.7 MB)

Empty-seededness in Varieties of Vitis vinifera. H.P. Olmo. 1934. (pdf, 328 KB)

Bud Mutation in the Vinifera Grape. I. "Parthenocarpic" Sultanina. H.P. Olmo. 1934. (pdf, 224 KB)

Bud Mutation in the Vinifera Grape. II. Sultanina Gigas. H.P. Olmo. 1934. (pdf, 276 KB)

Breeding New Tetraploid Grape Varieties. H.P. Olmo. 1943. (pdf, 212 KB)

Storage of Grape Pollen. H.P. Olmo. 1943. (pdf, 328 KB)

Breeding Tetraploid Grapes. H.P. Olmo. 1952. (pdf, 380 KB)

Plant Genetics and New Grape Varieties. H.P. Olmo. 1973. (pdf, 3.5 MB)

Réflexion pour une Stratégie de l'Amélioration de la Vigne. M. Rives. 1977. (pdf, 660 KB, in French)

Breeding for Seedless Vinifera Grapes. Elmer Snyder. 1934. (pdf, 216 KB)

Three Mutations of Vitis Vinifera. Elmer Snyder & F.N. Harmon. 1934. (pdf, 196 KB)

Hastening the Production of Fruit in Grape Hybridizing Work. Elmer Snyder & F.N. Harmon. 1936. (pdf, 396 KB)

Grape Development and Improvement. [USDA 1937 Yearbook] Elmer Snyder. 1937. (pdf, 3.8 MB)

Grape Progenies of Self-Pollinated Vinifera Varieties. Elmer Snyder & F.N. Harmon. 1939. (pdf, 168 KB)

Flowering, Pollination and Fertilization in Vitis. G. Staudt. 1985. (pdf, 160 KB)

Types of Flowers and Intersexes in Grapes with Reference to Fruit Development. A.B. Stout. 1921. (pdf, 1.1 MB)

Seedlessness in Grapes. A.B. Stout. 1936. (pdf, 4.8 MB)

Progress in Breeding for Seedless Grapes. A.B. Stout. 1939. (pdf, 196 KB)

Winter Injury to Grape Seedlings. Richard Wellington. 1934. (pdf, 156 KB)

The Ontario Grape and Its Seedlings as Parent. Richard Wellington. 1939. (pdf, 216 KB)

Breeding Hardy Grapes. A.F. Yeager. 1936. (pdf, 140 KB)


Fruit Quality Variation and Freezing Resistance Mechanisms in Northern Clones of Vitis riparia Michx. Patrick Pierquet, Univ of MN, MSc. 1978. (pdf, 30.7 MB)

Incongruity in the Progeny of Interspecific Crosses of Vitis. Debby Filler, Univ of MN, PhD. 1992. (pdf, 2.7 MB)