Grape - Frontenac

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Scientific Name:
VITIS 'Frontenac'
Height:
20'
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Spread: 
2'
Flower Colour:
White
Soil Moisture:
Wet
Days to Maturity:
Late August- mid September
Fruit Size:
Small
Fragrant:
Yes
Zone:
3

Description

A newer wine grape that's gaining popularity, produces an abundance of small aromatic reddish-purple fruit in fall, excellent for wine or juice; a vigorous vine, Use as a screen for arbors or trailing along fences, requires regular pruning and full sun.

Care Instructions

  • Grapes should be planted in a sheltered location so they don’t get beaten up by the wind and in full sun.  The more sun you can give a grape plant the better.  The south facing side of a shed or fence is perfect.
  • Grapes should be planted in the spring or fall into moist fertile soil.  They should be well watered all through the season.  Grapes do not like to be bone dry for extended periods of time and will start to wilt if that happens.
  • They should be planted about 6-8 feet apart to allow for trellising.
  • You can remove up to 90% of the vine in the fall.  Grapes flower on new growth so you will not be losing any of the fruit.  Just make sure you have a couple good buds left on the stalk.

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