What Type Of Grape To Plant
Posted 22 November 2009 - 03:35 PM
Posted 22 November 2009 - 05:54 PM
EDIT: Sorry, I was confused. You are talking about the northeastern part of PA. However, I would never plant grapes in a flood plain.
Posted 23 November 2009 - 11:55 AM
Posted 23 November 2009 - 12:55 PM
Posted 24 November 2009 - 09:33 AM
Posted 24 November 2009 - 11:40 AM
Personally, I'd avoid a flood plain.
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 02:12 PM
Posted 04 December 2009 - 08:09 AM
There is a Mid-Atlantic Grape Growers Guide available on line that I've found helpful: http://www.ces.ncsu....rces/winegrape/
I believe there is a newer version available for a fee but this one is free. Also visit Bruce Zoecklein's site at Virginia Tech. He sometimes deals with mid-Atlantic topics. Regarding vinifera varieties, you see a fair amount of Cab franc here along with some Cab Sauv. Among the hybrids, Chambourcin seems prevalent.
I don't want to discourage you from seeking out the PA extension services or local wineries, but here in SE PA, I have found them to be useless.
Posted 11 February 2010 - 07:16 PM
I am considering purchasing some property in North East PA, it borders the Susquehanna River, I was pewviously a farm, I am wondering what types of grape would grow best in this climate, and take into consideration the water may flood the plants from time to time. Will grape vines survive flooding? ANy ideea where to look for addional info on soil suitability?
First of all, grapes do not like "wet feet" I too handled a mature vineyard flooded by tributaries of the Russian River on those heavy rainy years and paddled a canoe occasionally over the vineyard to move heavy floating logs away from the vineyard so these would not rest on the vines and trellis wires once water receded. After the rainy days were over, had to pump any standing water out of the vineyard to prevent excess canopy growth and allow cultural preactices with equipment.
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