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Grape ‘Vidal Blanc’ White

Vidal Blanc’ is a productive white wine grape with small berries that are born on very large, compact tapering clusters. Late spring bud break, good cold hardiness, and well suited for a variety of climatic and soil conditions. ‘Vidal Blanc’ can be made into a variety of wine styles, including off-dry Germanic style wine, sparkling wine, dry barrel-fermented table wines, and complex Burgundy-style products. Vidal has also been used to make late-harvest style wines and ice wines. Due to its high acidity and fruitiness it is particularly suited to sweeter, dessert wines. Varietal descriptors include melon, pineapple, pears and figs.

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Plant Details +

Size 1 YR
Height Varies
Spacing 6-8'
Hardiness Zones 6-8
Exposure Full Sun
Vigor Vigorous
Foliage Large Green
Fruit White
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: NO Downy Mildew: moderately susceptible or sensitive Powdery Mildew: slightly susceptible or susceptible or sensitive Botrytis: slightly susceptible or susceptible or sensitive Sulfur Sensitivity: highly susceptible or sensitive

Growth Habit: Upright

Training System: The training system for this vine is: [Vertical Shoot Positioning]

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.