table grapes Luddington area
We are looking into planting about 6 grapes vines in a back yard orchard. The area is surrounded with oak, red pines, cherry, black locus--basically an open place in a typical Michigan forest. We are inland about 20 miles from Lake Michigan. Our soil has a ph 6.5-7 and it is very sandy, although when it was analyzed in came back as loamy. Our soil sample came back as high phosphorus and low potassium and we are supplementing with potassium. We are trying to avoid the use of pesticides. We are looking for a variety of table grape that might do well for us. We do have an irrigation system. If you could recommend a variety or two of grapes that might do well in such an environment that would be fabulous.
I suggest you look at some of the videos retired MSU professor Tom Zabadal has on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/user/Viticultureinfo