Grape – Somerset

$20.00

The Somerset Seedless Grape is the hardiest seedless grape for Northern gardens. Somerset produces beautiful pink blushed grapes with excellent sweet flavour that are best when allowed to ripen on the vine until late summer. Grapes can be eaten fresh or made into jelly. Vines exhibit good disease resistance and grow 4-6 ft. tall with a 1-1½ ft. spread.  Early maturing. The varieties are self-fertile but planting more than one type will improve your harvest. Begins to bear fruit in 3-4 years. Hardy to zone 4.

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Description

Botanical name
Vitis ‘Somerset’

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
Late September

Season
Perennial