Grape vines - Knowledgebase Question

birmingham, Al
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Question by rh2832
November 29, 2010
I have been considering planting a male and female grape vine in Birmingham AL. What time of year is best for planting such vines in the South?

Answer from NGA
November 29, 2010
Spring is usually the best time to plant grapevines. If you're interested in growing Muscadine grapes for fresh fruit, here are some recommended varieties: Female types: Black Beauty, Supreme, Darlene, Fry, Loomis, Summit, Sweet Jenny, Black Fry. (Fry and Black Fry are often hurt by winter freezes in North Alabama).
Perfect types: (Use as pollinators for female varieties.) Triumph, Ison, Nesbitt, Carlos, Cowart, Granny Val, Pineapple. If you'd like to grow wine grapes, the University of Alabama suggests the following varieties: Female types: Higgins (often hurt by winter freezes in North Alabama); Perfect types: Golden Isles, Magnolia, Noble, Welder, Carlos. Best wishes with your grapevines.

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