A selection of 5 hardy grape varieties that are perfectly suited for production in South West Ontario. Vigorous plants/canes in 1 gallon pots.
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HimrodA vigorous deciduous vine with bold-textured, deep green foliage. Grown for its clusters of small, entirely seedless, crispy sweet, early season fruit that turns golden yellow when fully ripe in the summer. Works well for use as an ornamental vine on an arbor or trellis or trailing along fences. Excellent for fresh eating as a sweet dessert grape.
Sovereign CoronationA mid-season grape that produces virtually seedless, purple-blue fruit with sweet flavor; excellent for fresh eating, and preserves; a vigorous vine, use as a screen for arbors or trailing along fences, requires regular pruning and full sun. It produces clusters of deep purple round fruit with powder blue overtones which are typically harvested when mature. The seedless fruits have a sweet taste and a juicy texture.
FredoniaFredonia Grape is a deciduous fruiting plant. It is vining plant, with a vigorous growth habit. This grape is typically grown on some form of supports. The Fredonia Grape has deep green foliage, giving the plant a nice appearance through the growing seasons. The plant will typically flower in late spring, with the large fruit clusters ripening by late summer time. The black grapes are large in size, with a delightful sweet and tangy flavor. They are perfect for fresh eating, jellies, wine-making, amongst other uses.
Vanessa Vanessa Grapes have deep red skin when ripe that glows when the sun hits these clusters on the vine. Before fully ripening, these blissful grapes come in as an attractive and feminine pink. They are a mildly sweet grape with a mild fruit flavor and aroma to match. These medium berries are considered some of the best among red seedless varieties in flavor and health.
Not only are these grapes delicious, but they ripen early in August, allowing you to snack on them as you harvest your late-summer and early fall veggies. You can also press them into refreshing juice, transform them into lip-smackingly tasty preserves, or home-make a unique and fruity wine.
Concord If you love grape juice, then you love Concords! The fruit makes full-bodied juice or your own house wine. These vines produce abundant crops that have also been used to make prize-winning jams and jellies. Exceptional hardiness, vigor and disease resistance. Heat-tolerant. Ripens in late September. Self-pollinating.