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Red grape cluster in a glass container.

Grape, Somerset Seedless

Vitis vinifera 'Somerset Seedless'

Family: Vitaceae

8-12 inch at sale, bare root

Sourced from VT


Small-medium pink seedless. Hardy. Fresh eating.  

  • General Information

    Recommended Spacing (ft) 6 - 8
    Mature Width (ft) 1 - 3
    Mature Height (ft) 4 - 6
    Pollination Needs Self-pollinating, yield increases with multiple
    Bloom Time June
    Harvests/Ripens August to September
    Soil pH 5.5 - 6.5
    Soil Type Loam
    Soil Moisture Well-drained
    Sun Preference Full Sun
    Taste Sweet
    Texture Firm
  • Description

    Developed in Wisconsin by Elmer Swensen, Somerset Seedless is one of the more popular varieties for cold regions. The grape is red, firm, and seedless. The flavor is very sweet. The individual grapes are on the smaller side but the clusters are large.


    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. 

  • Resources

    Growing grapes in the home garden, University of Minnesota Extension


    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

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