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Grape, Vanessa

Grape, Vanessa

Vitis labrusca

8-12 inch at sale, bare root

Sourced from VT


Red seedless. Hardy. Strawberry flavor. 


Self fertile - can reproduce with one plant, but planting two or more is preferred. Will also pollinate others. 

  • Description

    Hardy to around -20F. Very high quality seedless red grape with thin skin and good eating quality. Strawberry, non-foxy flavor. Can produce good yields on fertile soil in moderated sites. Good variety for greenhouse production. Selected by Vineland Station, ON.


    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. 


    Bloom Color White
    Fruit Color Red
    Fruit Size Medium
    Pollination Self-Pollinating
    Ripens/Harvest Early August
    Shade/Sun Full Sun
    Soil Composition Loamy
    Soil Moisture Well Drained
    Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
    Taste Sweet
    Texture Firm, Crisp
    Years to Bear 2 - 4
    Zone Range 5 - 7
  • 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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