||Concord Eastern Grape
Versatile, long-time favorite American grape. Prized for fresh eating, cooking, juice, jelly and wine. Use as an ornamental, for summer shade, arbors or leafy walls.
Grapes are wonderful for eating, juicing, and wine making. They also are also a beautiful ornamental plant with large, heart shaped leaves in spring and summer that become striking autumn foliage.
||Blue-black berry with rich, distinctive flavor. Skin separates easily from the fruit.
||Fast growing vine, growing 20'-25' year.
||Spring. (Depends on temperature if early or late Spring.) Clusters of tiny white flowers emerge in spring.
||Late August - September
||Plant in full sun (minimum 6 hours)
||Grapes require well draining soil. On poorly drained soil, large amounts of well decomposed compost should be incorporated before planting. Strong structural support is needed to support the vines and crop; this can be a trellis, an arbor, or a fence.
|Planting and Care Tip:
Grapevines do best with full sun - about 7 or 8 hours per day. Less light leads to lower fruit production, poorer fruit quality, and increased powdery mildew.
Newly planted grapes need immediate watering to minimize shock. Throughout the first growing season, new vines should be watered weekly in the absence of rainfall. Water should be sufficient to wet the soil 6 to 10 inches beneath the surface, but deeper watering can cause root rot.
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