Home Fruit Gardens: Table 6.1. Site Criteria for Planting Grapes

Informational table showing minimum winter temperatures for growing grapes.
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Updated: August 8, 2017

Home Fruit Gardens: Table 6.1. Site Criteria for Planting Grapes
Classification of SiteFrequencya of Temperatures of -5°FFrequency of Temperatures of -10°FLong-term Minimum (°F)Suitable Grape Varieties
excellentthree times or less over 10 yearsa maximum of once every 10 years-10all varieties listed
goodfour times in 10 yearsa maximum of once every 10 years-15all varieties; however, tender and very tender will be injured in some years
acceptableevery yeara maximum of four times in 10 years-15varieties 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.