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Grape ‘Chambourcin’ Blue, Black

Chambourcin’ is a late-ripening grape that may produce a highly rated red wine when the fruit is fully matured. It requires a long growing season and a site less subject to low winter temperatures. The large, moderately loose bunches set medium sized blue berries. ‘Chambourcin’ is versatile for wine making, producing wines that are fruity with somewhat spicy undertones. Young wine can have an effusive fruity flavor, as it ages it evolves into a mature wine characterized by caramel and chocolate flavors. Can be used to produce Rose’, Beaujolais style, or other medium to full-bodied fairly complex wines, or ports- with hints of raspberry, cloves, cherry, plum and tobacco. ‘Cambourcin’ wines are often served with dark chocolate.


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GR316 Grape 'Chambourcin' Blue, Black out of stock $0.00

Plant Details +

Size 1 YR #1
Hardiness Zones 6-8
Exposure Full Sun
Vigor Medium Vigor
Foliage Large Green
Fruit Blue, Black
Harvest Late Season

General Information +

General Characteristics: Grapes are primarily grown for fruit production in home fruit gardens where ornamental interest is not a concern. However, grapes do in fact have good ornamental value: bold summer foliage, some fall color, showy fruit and shaggy, twisted trunking and branching often best seen in winter. When grown on fences, walls, trellises, arbors or other structures, grapes can be quite attractive year-round and can provide good cover, screening, or shade to areas around the home.

Use: Wine

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: Black Rot: YES Downy Mildew: moderately susceptible or sensitive Powdery Mildew: highly susceptible or sensitive Botrytis: moderately susceptible or sensitive Sulfur Sensitivity: slightly susceptible or susceptible or sensitive

Growth Habit: Semi Upright

Training System: The training system for this vine is: [Mid Wire Cordon],[Top Wire Cordon]

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.