Botanical: Vitis labrusca 'Reliance Seedless'
General Characteristics: The 'Suffolk' Seedless grape produces a red-fruited grape that has a wonderful sweet flavor. An excellent eating grape that is good for jellies and juices. Stores well. Has medium-sized clusters. Hardy and vigorous growing – a good strong variety. You will enjoy a generous midseason harvest. Vigorous, productive, dependable vine. Somewhat susceptible to black rot. Stores up to 3 months. Resists anthracnose and mildews.
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.