Yılmaz G., Uzun A. , Yılmaz N.

International Journal of Agricultural and Natural Sciences (IJANS), vol.13, no.1, pp.20-25, 2020 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Agricultural and Natural Sciences (IJANS)
  • Page Numbers: pp.20-25


Kayseri, which is the cradle of many civilizations, is one of the oldest and most ancient 

settlements of Anatolia retained its importance from past to present. Kayseri, which is folk songs written 

on behalf of it’ s name; such as; Gesi Bağları, Erkilet Bağları, İncesu Bağları etc., is a city with a well-

known vineyard background, famous for its vineyards and grapes. On the other hand, due to the fact that 

the studies on the collection of local grape genotypes in Kayseri remain very limited, the grape genetic 

potential of the region has not been determined. Especially in recent years, giving up the cultivation of 

local genotypes with commercial concerns, the increase of urbanization and the shift of this increase to 

vineyard areas, the cultivation of local grape genotypes of Kayseri is decreasing day by day. If these 

valuable gene resources are not protected, they will be lost in the following years. This study was carried 

out in the vineyards areas and home gardens in Kayseri province and its districts in 2018 and 23 different 

regions were investigated in the center, district, and village. At the end of the study, a total of 174  local 

genotypes known by local people and grown for many years were determined. In the collected genotypes, 

from the point of  their local name, 55 different genotypes were determined.  In addition, the local grape 

genotypes belonging to Kayseri region will be correctly reproduced as true to type and a core collection 

vineyard will be established and the loss of the vine genetic resources will be prevented with this study.