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Full sun and well-drained soil have the potential to produce massive, succulent clusters of red or white grapes. Sink your teeth into the sun-warmed fruit and you'll quickly devour the whole bunch. When allowed to ripen on the vine, homegrown grapes produce sweet, flavorful fruit that rivals any variety that you can purchase in the supermarket. Birds are also fond of grapes; plan to share part of your crop with winged visitors.
how to grow Grape
Vines bear fruit the second or third year after planting. American and table grapes are ready when they reach full cultivar size and color, in about 150-165 days. Leave raisin grapes on the vines to ripen completely before picking. The best time to pick wine grapes depends on the type of wine to be made.
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Vitis 'Canadice' is one of the most cold-hardy seedless grapes. It produces small red berries and is extremely productive when trellised. Zones 4-8
Vitis 'Chancellor' is most commonly grown in cool regions of the Midwest and throughout the eastern United States. Primarily used for wine-making, the purple grape is highly productive and cold hardy. Use 'Chancellor' to produce fruity red wine. It is susceptible to powdery mildew and downy mildew. Zones 5-8
Vitis 'Chardonel' is a late-ripening white wine grape. It is grown for its consistent productivity and cold hardiness. Zones 5-8
Vitis 'Concord' is a seeded purple grape that is commonly used to make juice and wine. The large berries and clusters are produced reliably year after year. Zones 4-8
Vitis 'Fredonia' is a large purple-blue table grape with notable cold hardiness. It ripens early and is a good choice for short seasons. Zones 4-8
Vitis 'Himrod' is a seedless grape that produces massive clusters of yellow-green fruit. A mature vine will produce 10-15 pounds of grapes. Zones 5-8
Vitis 'Lakemont' produces large clusters of small seedless white grapes. The sweet grapes have a honey flavor and are best eaten fresh. Zones 4-9
Vitis 'Merlot' bears large clusters of blue-black fruits that are commonly used in wine-making. They are favored for their high sugar content. Zones 6-10
Vitis 'Niagara' is a seedless white grape that is commonly used for wines, champagnes, and cooking. The exceptionally sweet grapes are also excellent for eating fresh. Zones 5-8
Vitis 'Riesling' is favored for its ability to make superior wine. The small yellow-green fruit is produced on exceptionally cold-hardy vines. Zones 4-8
Vitis 'Vanessa' is a purple-red seedless grape prized for its cold hardiness. It ripens in September, allowing for a cool, short growing season. Zones 4-8