Provided for consumer information—Monrovia is not currently growing this plant.

Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional deep watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Fast-growing vine to 20 to 25 ft. each year.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Edible
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Inconspicuous
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Botanical Pronunciation:VI-tis
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Fast-growing vine to 20 to 25 ft. each year.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Inconspicuous
Flower color:Green
Garden styleMediterranean
Design IdeasGrapes can grow wherever there is direct sun and sufficient air circulation. They're traditionally trained overhead onto shade arbors over outdoor living spaces. Also popular for training along fence lines and up over arbor gateways. May be cultivated on standard wire trellis used in commercial vineyards.
Companion PlantsThis northern grape variety belongs in fruit gardens with other equally hardy producers such as Northland Midseason Blueberry, (Vaccinium corymbosum 'Northland'), Heritage Raspberry, (Rubus idaeus 'Heritage'), Arp Rosemary, (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Arp') and Black Satin Blackberry, (Rubus ursinus 'Black Satin').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Prune annually to control size.Pruning time: winter.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional deep watering.
History:
The European grape, Vitis vinifera is age old but limited to warm climates with a long growing season. . To expand cultivation into northern states, breeders began working with a wild American native, V. labrusca which matured over a much shorter season. It is native from New England to Georgia with widespread adaptability in more humid climates. It was crossed with the European to produce the Concord grape and then this variety followed for home gardens.
Lore:
It is believed that the European grape originated in Asia Minor, probably around Turkey, from a wild plant that produced small fruit. Over millennia it was selected for ever larger fruit to eventually produce the array of wine grapes cultivated today.