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Grape ‘Frontenac’ Blue, Black

Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit! Hybrid Wine Variety

‘Frontenac’ is an extremely cold hardy, red wine grape. It has been used to produce dry red wine, rose’, and port. The deep colored wines have cherry, blackberry, black currant and plum notes that pair well with hearty foods such as duck, pheasant, lamb, beef, pasta dishes made with tomato and eggplant; also with flavor ingredients such as: pepper, mushrooms, black olives, and herbs (mint, thyme, rosemary). Frontenac produces grapes with high sugar and high acidity, so acid reducing techniques area often used by the winemaker.

Availability

# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
Bulk
GR330BAG Grape 'Frontenac' Blue, Black 10 20 $48.50
GR330-1
GR330-2

Plant Details +

Size 1 YR #1
Height Varies
Spacing 8'
Hardiness Zones 3-8
Exposure Full sun
Vigor Very Vigorous
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: 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.

Growth Habit: Semi Trailing

Training System: The training system for this vine is: [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.