||Thompson Seedless Grape
Most popular grape in CA, AZ. Fresh and raisins. Pale green, oblong, very sweet berry. Thin the clusters for larger berries. 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.
||Very sweet. A favorite seedless table grape. Fresh and raisins.
||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 summer season: 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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