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Grape, Vanessa

Grape, Vanessa

Vitis labrusca

Family: Vitaceae

8-12 inch at sale, bare root

Sourced from VT


Red seedless. Hardy. Strawberry flavor. 

  • General Information

    Recommended Spacing (ft) 2 - 5
    Mature Width (ft) 10 - 12
    Mature Height (ft) 5 - 6
    Pollination Needs Self-fertile, yield increases with multiple
    Bloom Time Mid-Spring
    Ripens/Harvest Early August
    Soil pH 5.5 - 6.5
    Soil Type Loam

    Soil Moisture

    Sun Preference Full Sun
    Taste Sweet
    Texture Firm, Crisp


  • 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.


    Grapes prefer acidic soil. 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. 

  • 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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