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Grape 'Concord' (Vitis labrusca x V. vinifera 'Concord') is a vigorous vine from the USA 1843 with a weeping habit and large thick leaves with a felty-white underside. Tight bunches with black medium-size grapes, thick skin with seeds. A labrusca variety from the USA with a characteristic passionfruit flavour, the oldest American selection. Great for making grape juice and preserving.
When dormant over winter, grape plants can usually cope with temperatures down to -15 degrees C. In early spring when new shoots are emerging, frost of -3.3 degrees C or lower for several hours can kill green shoots and flowers. The plant is resistant to downy mildew and susceptible to powdery mildew.
• Pollination Group: most grapes are self-pollinating so only one plant is required for fruit set. Having other grapes nearby can improve pollination success.
• Uses: eating, juicing, preserves, wine
• Harvest: mid season, early March
• Features: suited to summer rainfall and acid soils; great for making grape juice and preserving, heavy bearer
Reference 1: Glowinski, L. (1991) The complete book of fruit growing in Australia. Lothian Publishing Company, Port Melbourne.
Reference 2: Cirami, R. (1996) Tablegrapes for the home garden: A practical guide to growing tablegrapes in your garden. Winetitles, Marleston, SA.
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