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Grape ‘Beta’

Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit! Very Winter Hardy!

Great for northern climates! The Grape, Vitis ‘Beta’, is an extremely winter hardy grape which produces medium-sized blue-black fruit on fairly compact clusters. It is a good quality grape for red wine, juice, jam or jelly. It is a vigorous grower that is a very heavy, dependable producer. Maturity occurs in Late September. Beta is a small, seeded American grape variety and a woody, deciduous, tendril-climbing vine which typically grows 15-20′ long unless pruned shorter. The flowers are attractive to bees. Birds love grapes, so be sure to plant some to share.

The vines are allowed to run as they will the first year and the posting or staking is done the second or third year when you will prune heavily, leaving only 2 or 3 buds on the strongest stem. As it grows you’ll keep only the most vigorous sprout to form the main stem. Shallow cultivation and mulching are beneficial. It is best grown in deep, loamy, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. This grape tolerates a wide range of soil conditions but must have good drainage.

Availability

# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
Bulk
GR041BAG Grape 'Beta' 25 11 $81.25

Plant Details +

Botanical Vitis 'Beta'
Common Name Grape 'Beta'
Size 1 YR #1
Height Varies
Spacing 8-10' at planting time, 15-20' at maturity
Hardiness Zones 3-8
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Large, green
Fruit Dark-purple almost black at maturity
Harvest Late September

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant 1-2" deep, make sure 4-5" of the top show above the soil surface and water thoroughly. Fertilize when planting. Best grown in deep, loamy, medium wet, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, including average garden soils, but must have good drainage. Best sited in a location sheltered from winter winds (preferably a southern facing slope) and well removed from frost pockets. Self-pollinating. Grapes need a support system, training, regular spraying and regular pruning to maximize fruit production.

Pests or Diseases: Grape plants require a fair amount of maintenance and pruning. If given the proper amount of care, these wonderful fruits will provide you and your family with years of pleasure.