Grafting is a method of plant propagation widely used in horticulture, where the tissues of one plant are encouraged to fuse with those of another. There are various reasons for grafting, most pronounced is to induce dwarfing or cold tolerance or other characteristics to the scion.
In Slovakia and before in Czechoslovakia there were quite many subjects and people dealing with grafting and new crossings to find more suitable varieties for specific conditions in the region.
New Slovak grape varieties
Devín - "Tramín červený" x "Veltlínske červené skoré" by Dorota Pospíšilová and Ondrej Korpás in 1958 in Bratislava, registered in 1997
Mília - "Müller-Thurgau" x "Tramín červený" in Šenkvice by Novák and col. in 1973, registered in 2002
Noria - "Rizling rýnsky" x "Sémillon" in Veľký Krtíš
Breslava - "Chrupka červená" (Chasselas rose) x "Tramín červený" x "Santa Maria Alcantara" by Dorota Pospíšilová in 1960
Dunaj - "Muškát Bouchet" x "Oporto" x "Svätovavrinecké" by Dorota Pospíšilová in 1958, registered in 1997
Hron, Nitra, Rimava and Váh - "Castets" x "Abouriou noir" by Dorota Pospíšilová, all in 1976
New grape varieties notably planted in Slovakia from neighbouring and proximate areas
For more information
Vitis International Variety Catalogue | VIVC