[NAFEX] 2 questions-apples/grapes

Brungardt, Sam (MPCA) sam.brungardt at state.mn.us
Wed Apr 20 09:57:56 EDT 2011


I believe that Swenson Red is not as cold hardy as LaCrosse or St. Pepin.  Some winter protection is recommended for Swenson Red here in the Twin Cities.  -- Sam Brungardt, St. Paul, Minn. (USDA hardiness zone 4b)

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From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Lon J. Rombough
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 5:37 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] 2 questions-apples/grapes

Any perfect flowered grape that blooms at the same time will work.  
LaCrosse & Swenson Red  are suggested because they are similar to St. 
Pepin in hardiness, ripening time and can be blended with St. Pepin in 
winemaking.
-Lon Rombough
Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at 
http://www.bunchgrapes.com  Winner of the Garden Writers Association 
"Best Talent in Writing" award for 2003.
Grape pruning video: http://www.bunchgrapes.com/dvd.html View a short, 
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A video about The Grape Grower : 
http://cookingupastory.com/index.php/2008/04/18/the-grape-grower/

On Apr 19, 2011, at 3:22 PM, mike engle wrote:

2)  Curious what people have used for pollinators for St. Pepin.  Any 
web site that mentions specific pollinators will mention Lacrosse or 
Swenson Red, in that order of frequency.   Has anyone else used 
different grape varieties for pollination?
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