growing grapes

Bill Shoemaker wshoemak at
Thu Aug 10 09:02:00 EDT 2000

We have a wine grape cold hardiness trial at our research center in St
Charles, IL. Your location probably suffers somewhat colder extremes in the
winter, which is probably going to determine which varieties you can grow
more than anything else. Valiant and Marachel Foch are two wine grape
varieties that should do well for you. Anything else is too speculative.

Bill Shoemaker
Sr Research Specialist, Food Crops
Univ of Illinois - St Charles Hort Research Center

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From: HackettShark at <HackettShark at>
To: market farming <market-farming at>
Date: Wednesday, August 09, 2000 11:01 PM
Subject: growing grapes

>Is there anyone out ther that is growing grapes for table uses or wine
>making,  I' m planning 3 acres's for next year and need some help trying to
>chose the best variety for my area, of Southwest Iowa.  Any help would be
>very nice
>Homeside Farm Market & Greenhouses
>Phil Hackett
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