Grapes for Las Vegas Area - Knowledgebase Question

Las Vegas, NV
Question by vivalasveas
February 2, 2000
Could you please tell me when to plant grapevines and what type of grapes grow in this area?

Answer from NGA
February 2, 2000


I believe you can plant your vines as late as March in your area. According to the Sunset Western Garden Book, varieties that are well suited to your area include:
American varieties (like 'Concord' -- "slipskin"): 'Black Spanish', 'Brilliant', 'Canadice', 'Champanel', 'Golden Muscat'
Eruopean Varieties (wine-type, tight skin grapes): 'Black Monukka', 'Cardinal', 'Italia', 'Muscat', 'Perlette', 'Ruby Seedless'. If you can find a nursery in your area that sells grape stock, purchase it, since it will be the best adapted to your garden conditions.

Your Cooperative Extension Office has a bulletin titled "Pruning and Training Grapes in Southern Nevada," and you'll surely need that for maintaining your grapes. You can order a free copy via the Nevada Extension Web site at Enjoy!

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