Vitis labrusca 'Mars'
8-12 inch at sale, bare root
Sourced from VT
Large blue seedlesss. Hardy. Similar to Concord.
Self fertile - can reproduce with one plant, but planting two or more is preferred. Will also pollinate others.
Hardy to -20F or better. A disease resistant blue to purple seedless, slip skin grape. Berries are large on medium sized clusters. Great for fresh eating, market sales, juice and jelly. Quite a vigorous vines. Best grown on hi wire. Selected by U. of Arkansas. This grapevine produces medium size clusters with a slip skin. These grapes grow very well in hot summers. One of the most disease resistant bunch grapes available. Flavor is similar to Concord and very sweet. Ripens about 4 weeks before the Concord grapevine.
Pollination: Pollinated by wind and insects. They can self pollinate but yield will increase with multiple plants or variety of plants.
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.
Fruit Color: Blue Fruit Size: Medium-Large Ripens/Harvest: August pH: 5.5 - 6.5 Years to Bear: 2-4 Yrs Zone Range: 5 - 8 Plant Spacing: 6-8 ft