REACTION OF TABLE GRAPE VARIETIES TO LOW WINTER TEMPERATURES
The aim ofthis study was toinvestigate theresistanceof winter buds to lowwinter temperatures oneighttablevarieties of differentripening time. The study was conducted during vine dormancy at three testing dates during winter i.e. over the last ten days of the three winter months of December, January and February. At the first, second and third dates, the air temperature in the freezing chamber was reduced to - 15oC, -20oC, and -10oC, respectively.The analysis of the average values for the study period shows that Muscat Hamburg and Smederevo Muscat had the lowest and highest average percentage of completely frozen buds (48.97% and 58.84%, respectively). The average values for partly frozen buds ranged from 29.17 % in Afuz-Ali to 33.11 % in Muscat Hamburg. The evaluation of the data on unfrozen buds suggests that the average values were within the range of 11.15 % (Smederevo Muscat) to 17.91 % (Muscat Hamburg).