SOME RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MIDWESTERN GRAPES
wshoemak at inil.com
Mon Dec 4 13:46:15 EST 2000
We have Chambourcin in trial in St Charles, IL and in Urbana, IL. I'd
love to see it survive here but the folks in Urbana have reservations about
growing it there. By the way, the grape growing regions of New York
generally have milder winters than we do in all but the deepest southern
areas of Illinois. You're right about quality. Chambourcin has the potential
to make outstanding wines. But growing them for harvest in central Illinois
is still a big question.
Sr Research Specialist, Food Crops
Univ of Illinois - St Charles Hort Research Center
From: Del Williams <delannw at dlogue.net>
To: market farming <market-farming at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Date: Monday, December 04, 2000 12:15 PM
Subject: SOME RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MIDWESTERN GRAPES
>I contacted a friend who works for the extension in western new york to ask
>about grape recommendations for my area (east central Illinois). Thought I
>would pass along the information for what it may be worth to those
>interested in wine grapes.
> > So, what are your recommendations for growing grapes in central
>I think I'd recommend Chambourcin as first choice for a red wine variety
>and maybe Foch second because I think Chambourcin has better wine quality.
>If you want white wine try Cayuga White, Seyval, or Vidal.
> Del Williams
>Farmer in the Del
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