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Midwinter bud hardiness of Grape Breeding Program selections

This is a summary of several years' data on mid-winter cold hardiness of selections and varieties from Bruce Reisch's grape breeding program at NYS Agricultural Experiment Station vineyards.

Seasonal bud Low Temperature Exotherms (LTE)

We are posting bud cold-hardiness information for four representative varieties in New York, measured at commercial and Cornell vineyards in the Lake Erie, Finger Lakes, and Hudson Valley regions.

Checking bud mortality in your vineyard

Growers can determine bud mortality in their own vineyards by watching these Youtube tutorials by the Finger Lakes Grape Program.