Table Grape (Vitis labrusca)
Exposure: Full sun to light shade. Zone 3.
Soil: Average, well-drained garden soil. pH tolerant. Drought tolerant once established.
Growth Habits: Table grapes are climbing or creeping vines with large leaves that produce large clusters of thin-skinned grapes in late summer. Their late blooms generally avoid late spring frosts. Prune annually for best fruit production.
Landscape Uses: Trellises, arbors, fences, or grape trellises in the home landscape. Our easy-to-grow varieties are suitable for home or commercial vineyards.
Usefulness: Table grape sweet, juicy, thin-skinned fruit has many of the same nutritional and medicinal qualities as do muscadine grapes, but in lower concentrations. Leaves are edible. Use for fresh eating, juices, wines, or fruit jellies or preserves.
'Concord' - Blue-black, medium to large fruited variety with medium to large clusters, vigorous vines, popular juice, wine, and fresh variety. $30/3 gal.
'Catawba' - Produces red, medium-sized fruits in medium-sized clusters, vigorous vines. A standard American wine and juice variety. $30/3 gal.
'Mars' - Blue seedless grape with large, seedless berries. Better disease resistance than most seedless grapes. One of the last to bud out in the spring, helping it to avoid late frosts. Ripens three to four weeks before Concord. $30/3 gal.
'Edelweiss' - A white wine grape with excellent disease resistance, which can also be eaten as a table grape. The vines are hardy to -30F. This is the best choice for organic production of a white wine grapes. $30/3 gal.
'Foch' - Blue French hybrid wind grape that is gaining popularity for organic wines. Also excellent for uncooked grape juice. Vigorous. Hardy to about -25 F. $30/3 gal.
'Sunbelt' - Fruit are large in size, small clusters, blue color, sweet, good flavor, and early to mid season. Plants are very hardy and have vigorous growth habits. Sunbelt is very similar to Concord but ripens more evenly and has better resistance to mildews. Sunbelt also does better in warmer climates than Concord. $30/3 gal.