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Table 6.1. Site Criteria for Planting Grapes

Informational table showing site criteria for planting grapes.
Classification of Site Frequencya of Temperatures of -5°F Frequency of Temperatures of -10°F Long-term Minimum (°F) Suitable Grape Varieties
excellent three times or less over 10 years a maximum of once every 10 years -10 all varieties listed
good four times in 10 years a maximum of once every 10 years -15 all varieties; however, tender and very tender will be injured in some years
acceptable every year a maximum of four times in 10 years -15 varieties of medium or greater hardiness

a. If winter temperatures reach -10°F five or more times in 10 years, and/or winter temperatures drop to -15°F three or more times in 10 years, this site is not suitable for grape production.

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Table 6.1. Site Criteria for Planting Grapes

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