The Sanguines® varieties of peaches and nectarines

BREEDER – René CAILLET-MONTEUX, France RMC – AC Fruit, France / EXPERIMENTAL TERRITORIES – France / ORIGINS – 1750 to 1980

In the eighteenth century, growers planted peach trees very susceptible to powdery mildew in the heart of their vineyards of the Monts du Lyonnais. Their goal? To protect the orchards against the attacks of fungus. In the 80s, René CAILLET MONTEUX-detects the potential of the vine peach. In addition, he marries it to the nectarine to obtain a product that corresponds to contemporary taste. Thus was born the range of Sanguines® varieties of peaches and nectarines. First the breeder and then Star Fruits offer Nectavigne® before declining the product with Pêchevigne® .