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Vitis labrusca cv DARK NIAGARA FALLS 20-30cm

Vitis labrusca cv DARK NIAGARA FALLS 20-30cm

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Product Description

Vitis labrusca cv. Dark Niagara Falls is a cultivar of the Vitis labrusca species, commonly known as the Concord grape.

  1. Appearance: Dark Niagara Falls grapes are large and round, typically dark purple to black in color when fully ripe. They have a thick skin and are juicy with a sweet and slightly musky flavor.

  2. Clusters: The grapes grow in large, compact clusters, making them visually striking when seen on the vine. The clusters can weigh several pounds each and are often used for decorative purposes as well as for consumption.

  3. Leaves: The leaves of the Dark Niagara Falls grapevine are medium to large in size and typically have three to five lobes. They are green and slightly fuzzy on the underside.

  4. Growing Habit: The grapevine has a vigorous growth habit, with long canes that require support for optimal growth. It is a deciduous vine that thrives in temperate climates.

  5. Fruit Use: Dark Niagara Falls grapes are primarily grown for fresh consumption and are often used to make juice, jams, jellies, and wine. They are prized for their bold flavor and rich color.

  6. Hardiness: This cultivar is known for its hardiness and disease resistance, making it a popular choice for home gardeners and commercial growers alike.

  7. Harvesting: Grapes are typically harvested in late summer or early fall when they reach their peak ripeness. They should be harvested carefully to avoid damaging the delicate fruit.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate and Location: Concord grapes thrive in temperate climates with cold winters and warm, sunny summers. They are well-suited to regions with a long growing season. Choose a location with full sun exposure to ensure optimal fruit development.

  2. Soil Preparation: Prepare the soil well in advance by adding organic matter like compost to improve its fertility and drainage. Concord grapes prefer slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH around 6.0 to 6.5).

  3. Planting: Plant Concord grapevines in early spring, spacing them about 6 to 8 feet apart. Make sure to provide sturdy support structures like trellises or arbors to support the vines as they grow.

  4. Pruning: Pruning is crucial for grapevine health and productivity. Prune the vines during late winter or early spring when they are dormant. Remove dead or weak growth and maintain a balanced structure to promote air circulation and sunlight penetration.

  5. Watering: Concord grapes require consistent moisture, especially during their growing season. Water deeply and regularly to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Drip irrigation is an excellent method for providing consistent moisture.

  6. Fertilization: Apply a balanced fertilizer in early spring and again in late spring to provide the necessary nutrients for healthy growth. Follow soil test recommendations to determine specific nutrient needs.

  7. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as straw or wood chips, around the base of the vines to help retain moisture, suppress weeds, and maintain a more even soil temperature.

  8. Pest and Disease Management: Keep an eye out for common grape pests and diseases, such as grapevine pests and powdery mildew. Regularly inspect your vines and use appropriate organic or chemical treatments when necessary.

  9. Harvesting: Concord grapes are typically ready for harvest in late summer or early fall when they reach their full color and have a sweet, fruity aroma. Gently pick the grapes in clusters, being careful not to damage the fruit.

  10. Storage: Store harvested grapes in a cool, humid environment or use them promptly for fresh consumption, processing into juice, jams, or making wine.


IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show fruit of an adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 20-30cm

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