The Q&A Archives: seedless grapes in San Francisco?

Question: I live in the sunny part of San francisco. I just removed an invasive passiflower membracea from a S W facing trellis infront of a reflected white wood wall. I would like to plant a seedless grape in this spot. I have been discouraged by local nursery workers. Can you advise me as to the best variety and anything else I shd. consider for this to be successful?
Thank -you

Answer: Your nursery professionals are correct - grape vines will grow, but will not produce fruit in even the sunniest area of San Francisco. Grapes need a certain number of chill hours and a certain number of heat units (which differs among varieties), but even those with the lowest requirements still will not produce in your area. Sorry!

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by Char and is called "'Diamond Head' Sunrise"