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PlantFiles: Grape
Vitis 'Marechal Foch'

Family: Vitaceae (vee-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vitis (VEE-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Marechal Foch
Additional cultivar information: (aka Marchal Foch)

Edible Fruits and Nuts
Vines and Climbers

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive 8opetey On Jan 19, 2013, 8opetey from Bristol, CT wrote:

Very easy to grow and propagate. Purchased bare root vines and had grapes in 2 years but should have pinched them off to encourage vine growth. Very sweet and tasty, but have big seeds. I have since taken cuttings and have at least a half dozen more vines to plant and share.

Neutral Farmerdill On Apr 1, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This French hybrid variety is a favorite with organic growers for quality of fruit and disease resistance. Used to make a dark red Burgundy like wine. Unfermented fresh juice tastes somewhat like cherry juice. Widely adapted, easy to grow, & very early ripening.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cortez, Colorado
Bristol, Connecticut

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