Grapes – What Will Grow In Georgia

Q: I have a Riesling grape and was wondering what conditions are needed for growing one.

A: Riesling grapes do not grow well here. Summer heat and various fungal diseases wipe out the vines before one gets a harvest. Recommended white wine grapes for Georgia include ‘Seyval Blanc’, ‘Vignoles’, ‘Vidal Blanc’, ‘Villard Blanc’ and ‘Aurora’. For details on selecting and growing bunch grapes see xrl.us/bunchgrapes.