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Field-grown vines of cv. Sultana on either their own roots or grafted to a range of rootstocks, were drip irrigated at one of three salinity levels (0.40, 1.75 and 3.50 dS/m) over a five year period. Rootstocks were Ramsey, 1103 Paulsen, J17-69 and 4 hybrids (designated R1, R2, R3 and R4) derived from parentage involving Vitis champini, V. berlandieri and V. vinifera.

The study has shown that over a 5 year period rootstocks such as Ramsey, 1103 Paulsen, and R2 grafted with Sultana were tolerant of salinity, producing dried grapes of generally high quality.

Partitioning of seasonal evapotranspiration from a commercial furrow-irrigated Sultana vineyard

Australian Journal of Grape and WIne Research, 2007, vol 13, pages 130-141

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