Missouri State University - Mountain Grove

Clean Grapevines

Seven grape cultivars are currently available  that have been certified to be free of nine major grape vine viruses and true-to-type.

Red grapes

Chambourcin Norton
Chambourcin  grape                                     Norton grape
Hybrid grape, late season ripening. Thought to be an American species of grape, Vitis aestivalis.
Large, loose clusters, vigorous grower.          Late ripening (October), disease resistant.
Needs a long growing season                     Small berries and clusters.

White grapes

Cayuga White Chardonel Traminette
Cayuga white grape Chardonel grape Traminette grape
Hybrid grape, early ripening. Hybrid grape, late season ripening.                    Hybrid grape, late ripening
Often harvested in the early ripening stages. Seyval blanc and Chardonnay cross. Gewuerztraminer cross
Fairly disease resistant; productive    
Vidal Blanc Vignoles  
Vidal blanc grape

Vignoles grape

Hybrid grape, mid season ripening Hybrid grape, suitable for many  
Long loose clusters, needs cluster styles of wine, midseason ripening  
thinning very tight clusters  

For more information on grape cultivars check the  National Grape Registry

The grape cultivars are available as the following propagation units:

  • Class I, unrooted dormant hardwood cutting*
  • Class II, rooted green wood cuttings in 4” plastic pots
  • Class III, vines grown from shoot tips on culture media, only available by request. Please allow for about 8 weeks lead time on this item.

*Because of the difficulty in rooting dormant cuttings from Norton/Cynthiana, only class II and III propagation units are available for this cultivar.


Ordering Schedule, Pricing and Ordering Information


For questions about availability or additional information about cultivars, please contact:

Susanne Howard., Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station, 9740 Red Spring Road, Mountain Grove, MO 65711

Tel: (417)547 7561

Fax: (417)547 7540

Email: susannehoward@missouristate.edu



This program is supported by the Clean Plant Network, the Viticulture Consortium-East,  and the Missouri Wine and Grape Board.