Silvaner

Origin:

The origin of the Sylvaner is not quite clear. It is sure, that it is a very old variety which was spread very widely in Germany. After World War II it was the most commonly planted variety in Germany.

Synonyms:

Gruener Silvaner, Silvaner, Oesterreicher

Requirements to the vineyard site:

Sylvaner needs a relatively good site to get ripe. There is a susceptibility for chlorosis which has to be observed while choosing rootstock and site. On not well-suited sites the wood ripens not enough, so that it could get problems with frosts in winter.

Spread:

It is mostly planted in Germany and there in the region of "Rheinhessen" and  "Franken". There are also plantings in  Alsace and in Switzerland.

Specials:

In the 20th century Sylvaner was the first variety which had a constant yield year after year. For this reason it was often used for cross-breeding.

Clones:

  • FR 49-124
  • FR 49-127
  • Wü 78
  • We 88
  • FR 2901