The french garlic varieties

Description sheets of garlic varieties sold as certified plants and registered in the Official French Catalogue

MESSIDOR

Clonal variety, group III, white from Drôme, OYDV-LYSV-GCLV and MBFV virus-free regenerated plant, no flower scape

Demander :
AGRI OBTENTIONS SA
Chemin de la petite Minière BP 36
78041 GUYANCOURT CEDEX
FRANCE

Breeder name : INRA
Botanical name of taxonomic group : Allium sativum L.
Common name of taxonomic group : Garlic
Variety name : MESSIDOR
Variety type : Clone

Characteristics

Foliage
ATTITUDE Erect 1
LEAF
Green color Medium to dark 6
Waxiness Medium to strong 6
Length Medium to long 6
Width Medium 5
PSEUDOSTEM
Intensity of anthocyanin coloration Weak 3
Width of the base Medium to broad 6
Flowering stem Absent 1
FLOWERING STEM
Length - 0
Bulblets Absent 1
BULB
Size Large 7
Shape in longitudinal section Transverse broad elliptic 2
Shape in cross section Elliptic 1
Position of root disc Depressed 1
Shape of base Depressed 1
Compactness of cloves Medium 5
Ground color of dry external scales Yellowish white 2
Anthocyanin stripes Absent 1
Number of cloves Few to medium 4
Distribution of cloves Non-radial 2
External cloves Present 9
CLOVES
Size Medium to large 6
Color of scale Cream 2
Intensity of color of scale Medium 5
Anthocyanin stripes Absent 1
Color of flesh Yellowish 2
Time of harvest maturity Medium 5
End of dormancy of cloves Early to medium 4

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