I live in Gambier OH Zone 5. I want to grow seedless concord grapes. The seller says only up to zone 6. since concords do well here, is that corre...
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Asked November 27, 2022, 6:46 PM EST
I live in Gambier OH Zone 5. I want to grow seedless concord grapes. The seller says only up to zone 6. since concords do well here, is that correct?
Thank you for your question about growing Concord grapes in your USDA Zone 5b garden. Concord grapes are considered very hardy, surviving temperatures as low at -30 Degrees F. See this article from Penn State University Extension: https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/growing_grapes_in_the_backyard The average annual extreme minimum temperature in your zone 5b garden is -15 to -10 degrees F.
Concords are described in the research literature as being "very hardy", and they should be hardy for you in Gambier. Make sure that you purchase from a reputable source so that the stock is vigorous. Here's some information from OSU's Ohioline on planting, pruning, and fertilizing your new grapes: https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1423
This work is supported in part by New Technologies for Ag Extension grant no. 2020-41595-30123 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.