Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 12, Issue 3&4,2014
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Assessment of performance ability of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah wine cultivars on Southeast region of Turkey


Dilek Değirmenci Karataş *, Hüseyin Karataş

Recieved Date: 2014-04-18, Accepted Date: 2014-09-26


In this study we evaluated the viticultural performance of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah wine cultivars on dry-hot climate conditions in the Southeast Region of Turkey. Vine yield components (bud survival (%), cluster number/vine (n), cluster number/shoot ratio (n), cluster weight (g), yield/vine (kg) and berry weight (g), fruit composition as Brix (soluble solids %), and pH and titratable acidity (TA g/l) were measured during two growing seasons between the years 2009 and 2010.  The maximum mean bud survival rate (0.96%) was measured in the Cabernet Sauvignon grape cultivar in 2009, and the minimum rate (0.77%) was measured in the Syrah grape cultivar in 2010. The highest yield in 2009 was found in the Cabernet Sauvignon grape cultivars trained with Guyot system, with 7.63 kg. Mean Brix ranged between 24-27%, and mean pH between 3.64 and 3.86, whereas TA was between 12.9 and 14.5 g/l. Based on the results, it can be concluded that Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot are appropriate for the Southeastern Anatolian conditions in Turkey.


Vitis vinifera, grapevine, yield components, fruit composition, training system

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2014
Volume: 12
Issue: 3&4
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 122-126

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