Grape, Concord Blue
VItis labrusca 'Concord'
10-16 inch at sale, bare root
Sourced from NY
Blue. Traditional Jelly. Ripe Sept.
The popular seedless table grape known for its jelly and juice.
Pollination: Pollinated by wind and insects. They can self pollinate but yield will increase with multiple plants or variety of plants. The flowers of grapes are small and yellowish/green and form on racemes. They bloom in June and are ready to harvest toward the end of September.
Care: Grapes prefer a bit of an acidic soil, between 5.5 and 6.5. They need a location with full sun. You may get a harvest in a couple of years, but you can expect to wait up to 4. See the Resources below for additional information related to cultivating grapes.
Infomation on care tasks by season, spacing, site selection, harvesting, overwinting and more: Growing grapes in the home garden, University of Minnesota Extension. *The majority of Minnesota is in climate zone 4, like much of Vermont.
Protecting Grapevines from Winter Injury by Skinkis and Olmstead
Growing Grapes in Maine, Univeristy of Maine Cooperative Extension
Northern Grape Growing, University of Vermont Extension