Bunch Grape Varieties



From the Horticultural Sciences Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida


There are only 9 varieties currently recommended that have Pierce's disease resistance to do well in Florida.

UseColorCultivarDate of Release
Pick-your-ownPurple'Conquistador' z1983
Light green   'Stover'1968
Light green'Suwannee'1983
DooryardPurple'Blue Lake'1960
Purple'Conquistador' z1983
Red'Daytona'1983
Light green'Stover'z1968
Light green'Suwannee'1983
Fresh MarketPurple'Conquistador' z1983
Light green'Stover'z1968
WinePurple'Black Spanish' z
Purple'Conquistador' z1983
Light green'Blanc Du Bois'1987
Light green'Suwannee'1983
Light green'Stover'z1968
Light green'Lake Emerald'1954
Juice & JellyPurple'Blue Lake'1960
Purple'Conquistador' z1983
Light green'Lake Emerald'1954
Light green'Suwannee'1983
Rootstock'Dog Ridge'
'Tampa'1982
'Florilush'1994
Other HybrldsLight green'Orlando Seedless'   1986
z Require grafting on 'Tampa' or 'Dog Ridge' rootstocks.

All the varieties are self-fertile, so will bear full crops without another variety as pollenizer. 'Conquistador'z, 'Orlando Seedless', ''Black Spanish'z' and 'Stover' ( recommended for Central Florida) require grafting on 'Tampa' or 'Dog Ridge' rootstocks for satisfactory growth
and yields. The other varieties do not require grafting except in areas where the soil pH normally exceeds 7.0. 'Dog Ridge' is the best rootstock to graft them on under alkaline soil conditions.


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Cultivar Release Bulletins
'Stover', An Early Bunch Grape for Central Florida from the University of Florida MREC/IFAS pdf 6 pages
'Blanc Du Bois' A Florida Bunch Grape for White Wine from the University of Florida MREC/IFAS pdf 6 pages
'Blue Lake', A New Bunch Grape for Florida Home Gardens from the University of Florida MREC/IFAS pdf 9 pages
'Conquistador', A Purple Bunch Grape for Florida from the University of Florida MREC/IFAS pdf 6 pages
'Daytona', A Table Grape for Florida Homeowners from the University of Florida MREC/IFAS pdf 5 pages
'Florilush': A Bunch Grape Rootstock for Florida from the University of Florida MREC/IFAS pdf
The 'Lake Emerald' Grape from the University of Florida MREC/IFAS pdf 12 pages
'Liberty', A Red Bunch Grape for Florida from the University of Florida MREC/IFAS pdf 7 pages
'Norris' A New Purple Bunch Grape from the University of Florida MREC/IFAS pdf 4 pages
'Orlando' Seedless, A Bunch Grape for Florida from the University of Florida MREC/IFAS pdf 6 pages
'Southern Home': An Interspecific Hybrid Grape with Ornamental Value from the University of Florida MREC/IFAS pdf
'Suwannee', An Early Bunch Grape from the University of Florida MREC/IFAS pdf 5 pages
'Tampa', A New Bunch Grape Rootstock from the University of Florida MREC/IFAS pdf 6 pages




IFAS low chill map
Fig. 1 


The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (UF-IFAS) tabulates chill hours (as opposed to average
minimum temperature) in more detail for Florida and their map can be used to identify the expected range of chill hours
for areas in Florida. Be sure to match your plants by Hardiness Zone and by chill hours if you live in Florida!
Also Check the Zone Maps



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Bibliography

Andersen, P.C., Crocker, T.E. and Mortensen, J.A. "The Bunch Grape." edis.ifas.ufl.edu. This document is Fact Sheet HS-17A, a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Publication date Aug. 2001. Revised Apr. 2014. Web. 29 Oct. 2014.

Illustrations

Fig. 1 Florida Chill Hours Map. N.d. ifas.ufl.edu. Web. 12 Apr. 2014.

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