So I have approximately 6 spots left in my 2 rows for new grapes. This includes growing up from the row anchors as well as pulling out 2 of my vines I was not happy with last year.
I found a new site for hardy grapes and essentially went crazy buying nearly one of each.
I’m now trying to decide what will be planted at home in my rows vs what will be planted at a friends place along a chain link fence that will receive a lot less care.
I am debating on planting the more tender vines at home where I can shovel snow of them all winter and the hardier vines at the 2nd site. Once I taste them all and see disease pressure I may make changes.
I am growing already:
Somerset - crazy hardy and the most tasty grape I have ever tasted
Concord Seedless - has seeds so think is regular concord.
Petite Pearl - Tiny with huge seeds. Pulled out.
Swenson Red - no grapes yet
Vanessa - no grapes yet
Valiant - no grapes yet
Reliance - no grapes yet
Bluebell - no grapes yet
Catawba - no grapes yet and probably too late for my zone
I have ordered the following grapes. Does anyone have any experience with them with regards to fresh eating characteristics?
Prairie Star (-35C). Seeds.
Brianna (-30C) seeds. Good resistance. Mid.
PETITE JEWEL (-23C) seedless. Resistant.
EINSET (-25C). Seedless. Fungus. Mid season (fin sept)
SKOOKUM – (-23C). backyard. Green. Late.
ROLAND (-35C) seeded. Green. Very early. Exceptional taste.
HIMROD (-23C). Green. Seedless. Resistant. Mid season (fin sept)
Kay Gray (-35C) seeds. Very resistant. Green. Mid season (fin sept)
SWENSON WHITE (-35C) seeds. Green. Mid season (fin sept)
MONTREAL BLUES (-32C) seedless. Late.
Trollhaugen (-32C less disease montreal blue) seedless. Very early.
CANADICE (-25C) good resistance.
Rene Bleu (-26C). Seedless. New release 2017.
Safe bets would be Prairie star, Brianna, Roland, Kay Gray, Swenson White and Montreal Blues. But based on internet comments I really want to try Einset (hear is tough to grow), Skookum, Rene bleu, Brianna, Roland.
Any tasting/growing experience with any of these?