Muller-Thurgau

Origin:

A cross made by Prof. Dr. Müller from the swiss canton Thurgau. He worked at the Research station of Geisenheim in 1882.

Cross:    Riesling    x    Madleine Royal (=Chasselas de Courtillier)

Synonyms:

RieslingxSylvaner, Rivaner

Requirements to the vineyard site:

Mueller Thurgau is an undemanding variety, for that reason it is often planted on sites with less sun. But anyway it it one of the earliest varieties in Germany.

Spread:

 Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and Austria

Specials:

For a long time Riesling and Sylvaner were called the parents of Mueller Thurgau, but a few years ago this was confute by the aid of genetic methods. The father Madleine Royal is also called Chasselas des Courtellier, which show the relationship to Chasselas.

Clones:

The differences between the clones are not that big as in Pinot noir. Loose bunches are also here the aim of many breeders.

  • FR 1
  • FR 2
  • FR 3
  • D 100 (=Durlach 100)
  • D 505
  • AF 1
  • 2 Gm
  • 3 Gm
  • 4 Gm
  • 68-10 Gm
  • 68-13 Gm
  • 68-16 Gm
 

FR 3

Especially in Baden this clone is spread very well. Good productivity and good sugar content

 

 

D 505

D 505 is after FR 3 the most planted clone in Baden. The differences are very small. Sometimes it seems that D 505 is a little bit more loose

 

 

68-10 Gm

68-10 Gm is a quite old clone, but it wasn't propagated for a long time. Now he comes again, because of its thick skin, which gives a sort of resistance against Botrytis.

 

 

68-13 Gm

This is also a clone which was selected quite a long time ago (1968). Because of the lower productivity and good sugar content it gets popular again.

 

 

68-16 Gm

68-16 Gm has lower yield with higher sugar content. He is therefore an alternative to the previous clones at the moment.