Good Fruit Grower

November 2015

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Page 32 of 55 GOOD FRUIT GROWER NOVEMBER 2015 33 N.Y. ESCARPMENT OF ALLEGHENY PLATEAU Lake Erie Buffalo Silver Creek Dunkirk Fredonia Westfi eld Ripley NEW YORK PENNSYLVANIA AREA OF DETAIL 10 MILES N 90 VINEYARDS Repeated late freezes in the spring of 2012 cost the Concord Belt growers millions of dollars. But extremely low temperatures during the last two winters have done longer-term damage, killing vines outright. The Concord Belt PHOTOS BY RICHARD LEHNERT/GOOD FRUIT GROWER Concord grapes occupy about 30,000 acres between the Lake Erie shore and the Allegheny Plateau Escarpment, the high ground visible in the distance. Bull in Concord, Massachusetts, in 1849. Recent genetic testing shows it has some vinifera parentage, as well as lambrusca. In the 1870s, it was brought to western New York, where climate, geography, and soils proved to be very suitable to its production. The slip-skin purple grape is also grown in the Finger Lakes region of New York, in southwestern Michigan, and in Washington State. The grape forms the base JARED JOHNSON/GOOD FRUIT GROWER

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