Grape – Kay Gray

$20.00

Named after the wife of Dick Gray (former director of the Minnesota Freshwater Biological Institute), this American grape variety grows firm, white (green) slipskin grapes. Exceptional disease resistance and winter hardiness. Productive vines grow large, fine, hardy, white grapes. Suitable for fresh eating, wine making, juices and jellies. Good ornamental value: bold summer foliage, showy fruit, fall colour.

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Description

Botanical name
Vitis ‘Kay Gray’

Family
Vitaceae

Spacing
Plant 2.4 m (8′) apart.

Depth
For each vine, dig a hole 30.5 cm (12″) deep by 30.5 cm wide.

Requirements
Prefers deep, loamy, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Should be sheltered from winter winds. A south-facing slope is best.

Pests
Black rot, downy and powdery mildew, Japanese beetle, leaf hopper, mealy bugs.

Timing
Plant dormant, bare-root grape vines in the early spring.

Growing
Needs a support system, training, regular pruning.

Harvest
Early September

Season
Perennial