Home Fruit Gardens: Table 6.3. Wine Grape Varieties for Pennsylvania

Informational table showing wine grape varieties for Pennsylvania.
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Updated: August 8, 2017

Home Fruit Gardens: Table 6.3. Wine Grape Varieties for Pennsylvania
VarietyApproximate
Harvest
Season
Winter
Hardiness
Wine
Quality
Disease
Suscep-
tibility
BR
Disease
Suscep-
tibility
DM
Disease
Suscep-
tibility
PM
Disease
Suscep-
tibility
BUR
Sulfur
Sensi-
tivity
White Wines
Auroraa,bEarlyHardyFair3133No
CatawbafLateHardyGood3321No
Cayuga WhitecEarlySemihardyGood1212No
ChardonelLateSemihardyGood2222No
Chardonnaya,b,gEarly Mid-seasonTenderGood3333No
DelawareEarlyHardyFair2321No
GewurztraminergEarly Mid-seasonTenderGood3333No
Muscat OttonelEarlyTenderGood3332No
NiagaraEarly Mid-seasonHardyGood3311No
Seyvala,b,c,d,eMid-seasonSemihardyGood2233No
Vidal 256dLateSemihardyGood1221No
White Rieslingb,c,gMid-seasonTenderGood3333No
Red Wines
Cabarnet Francg,hMid-seasonTenderhGood3331No
Cabarnet SauvignongLateTenderGood3331No
ChambourcinLateMediumGood2222No
Chancellorb,cMid-seasonHardyGood2331Yes
ConcordMid-seasonHardyGood3121Yes
DeChaunacaMid-seasonHardyGood1221No
Leon MillotaVery EarlyHardyGood333-No
Marechal FochaVery EarlyHardyGood2121Yes
RougeonMid-seasonModerately HardyGood2332Yes
SteubendLateMediumGood2111No

Diseases: BR = black rot; DM = downy mildew; PM = powdery mildew; BUR = bunch rot
Disease susceptibility: 1 = low susceptibility; 2 = moderately susceptible; 3 = very susceptible; - = no information
a. Susceptible to bird depredation
b. Fruit may crack after heavy rains
c. Frequent shoot breakage during growing season
d. Shoots tend to tie back in fall and winter
e. Susceptible to aerial form of Phylloxera
f. Use sulfur only in postbloom sprays
g. Varieties are European grapes, or Vitis vinifera
h. The most cold-hardy of the European red grapes