The Italian Nursery Industry
2. GRAFTED CUTTINGS
Table 1.10 Number of grafted cuttings (GC) per vine variety, figure 1.10 The development of grafted cuttings for the top 100 varieties in groups of 10 and minor wine varieties and figure 1.11 The development of grafted cuttings for the top 30 varieties, and figure 1.12 Grafted cuttings for the “trendy” vine varieties show the graft cuttings declared by nurserymen according to the current rules in force, Council Directive 68/193/EEC and Italian Presidential Decree 24 December 1969 no.1164.
The market cannot find an identity and causes stress in the supply chain.
In the table and figures, probabilistic situations are hypothesized based on the knowledge of the authors both of future evolution market demands, and of the response of the nursery to the emerging request.
The formulation of scenarios, albeit short-term, is always random, so any input and corrections of readers are helpful. (can be send to firstname.lastname@example.org)
We think the following considerations could be useful:
To convert the GC into marketable rootlings, we estimate that the average national yield is represented by the parameter 65 rootlings obtainable from 100 graft cuttings planted in the nursery; therefore, the figure above should be multiplied by 0.65;
The division into groups of 10 varieties and the order according to their importance in the Italian Vineyard, has already been adopted in previous chapters;
The Italian nursery industry produces a large number of foreign varieties, destined exclusively for export, as pointed out in the section “Wine varieties for export”; to these must be added variable amounts from year to year from the data highlighted in yellow.
The amount of vine propagation material produced for abroad, which is around half of the grafted rootlings produced in Italy today, is the most significant demonstration of the quality of Italian nursery production and the excellent commercial organization of the protagonists.
Translation: JANE UPCHURCH & MATTEO MARENGHI