The Q&A Archives: Best Grape Varieties for OH

Question: I have north and west exposure in my yard and would like to start a grape arbor in my yard. Your summer 1997 magazine recommends a north to south row, which I could accommodate. Will the Kay Gray' and Swenson Red' adapt to my conditions? If so,where do I find these varieties? Should they be bought as plants or started from seedlings? Do you recommend a different variety? I am looking for a grape that serves as juice, table, and wine. Pete Cleveland, OH

Answer: You're in the "banana belt" for grape growing and can grow many varieties in Cleveland! 'Swenson Red' and 'Kay Gray' are two good varieties to grow and they can be purchased through, Northwind Nurseries 7910 335th Ave. NW Princeton, MN 55371-4915 612-389-4920 They also have other varieties that would grow well in your area. You can talk with them about the best ones for your conditions. Buying plants is the fastest way to grape jelly, jams, wines....

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