Evaluating New, Extra-Hardy Grape Cultivars in Vermont

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2003: $4,919.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2006
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Project Leader:

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: grapes


  • Education and Training: farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research
  • Pest Management: field monitoring/scouting, physical control, precision herbicide use, weather monitoring
  • Production Systems: general crop production
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities

    Proposal summary:

    New hardy grape cultivars have recently been developed in the upper Midwest, and the farmer will conduct a three-year trial to determine their suitability to the conditions in Vermont. Eleven of these new varieties will be established, costs will be tracked, and the fruit will be evaluated once the vines are ready to bear. Results will be offered through field days, presentations at growers’ meetings, and through grower newsletters.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.