Organic Grape Crop Varieties

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Select grapes (Vitis) that are suitable for your climate and intended use so they can be grown naturally. All are self-pollinating, so a single plant is sufficient. Your chances of producing better crops, however, will be greatly increased if you plant two or more vines.

American grapes and hybrids

Name: ‘Canadice’ (seedless) Color: Red Size: Medium Berry Cluster: Large Remarks: Similar to ‘Delaware,’ but hardier.

Name: ‘Fredonia’ Color: Black Size: Medium Berry Cluster: Medium Remarks: Productive; good for arbors. Hardy down to Zone 3. Good table grape.

Name: ‘Himrod’ (seedless) Color: White Size: Small Berry Cluster: Large Remarks: Susceptible to black rot. Eaten fresh.

Name: ‘Buffalo’ Color: Black Size: Small Berry Cluster: Medium Remarks: An early table variety.

Name: ‘Vanessa’ (seedless) Color: Red Size: Large Berry Cluster: Medium Remarks: Vigorous and hardy variety with aromatic flavor.

Name: ‘Delaware’ Color: Red Size: Small Berry Cluster: Small Remarks: For juice, wine; eaten fresh. Hardy down to Zone 5.

Name: ‘Suffolk Red’ (seedless) Color: Red Size: Large Berry Cluster: Medium Remarks: Excellent quality, but not as hardy as ‘Canadice.’

Name: ‘Beta’ Color: Black Size: Medium Berry Cluster: Small Remarks: Very hardy (down to Zone 2). For wine, dessert.

Name: ‘Valiant’ Color: Blue-black Size: Medium Berry Cluster: Medium Remarks: Super-hardy (Zone 2) and heavy fruiting.

Name: ‘Niagara’ Color: Yellow-white Size: Medium Berry Cluster: Medium Remarks: Popular. Hardy.

Name: ‘Concord’ Color: Blue-black Size: Medium Berry Cluster: Medium Remarks: Widely planted. Hardy. For juice, wine.

European grapes

Name: ‘Thompson Seedless’ Color: Greenish white Size: Medium Berry Cluster: Large Remarks: Cane-prune. Popular. Tolerates hot valleys. Good table variety.

Name: ‘Baco Noir’ Color: Red Size: Medium Berry Cluster: Large Remarks: Needs heavy soil to fruit well.

Name: ‘Aurore’ Color: White Size: Medium Berry Cluster: Small Remarks: Head-prune. For juice. Warmer areas only.

Name: ‘Seyval’ Color: White Size: Medium Berry Cluster: Large Remarks: Good for wine, but needs bunches thinned.

Name: ‘Muscat Hamburg’ Color: Black Size: Medium Berry Cluster: Medium Remarks: Head-prune. Highly recommended, but suited to warmer areas only.