[Market-farming] Black rot on grapes.

Bill Shoemaker wshoemak at inil.com
Thu Jul 26 08:54:10 EDT 2007


I've had a trial of grapes at our Research Center for 9 years. Black Rot is a disease we see on susceptible varieties, like Concord, but not on others. Sounds like you're interested in something like Concord. Fredonia might work. It's less susceptible. I like the flavor better than Concord. Clusters aren't as big but it produces a lot of them. 

Bill Shoemaker, Sr Research Specialist, Food Crops
University of Illinois - St Charles Horticulture Research Center
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Franklin W. Davis 
  To: Market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 5:51 PM
  Subject: [Market-farming] Black rot on grapes.

    Hi Folks...I live in the southern tip of Maine...zone 5. Could someone in the know recommend a purple grape or two that isn't effected by black rot. I want enough for my own use to eat out of hand...and to make jelly and jam for myself. Thanks Franklin


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