(Vitus spp.) Grapes need full sunlight and high temperatures to ripen, so plant on southern slopes, the south side of windbreaks, or the south sides of buildings. Avoid northern slopes and low ground since these will be cooler throughout the growing season, delaying ripening of the fruit. Choose deep, well-drained soils to avoid standing water in the spring and encourage early growth.
You can plant in the spring as soon as the soil can be worked or anytime with container grown plants. Space the plants six to eight feet apart. Before planting the vine, remove all canes except the most vigorous one. Trim off any broken or excessively long roots. Grapes are very long lived and drought tolerant once established. Various training and pruning methods exist to increase production or grow over an arbor or pergola. We grew very few grapes for the 2020 season so stock is very limited.
Glenora is a vigorous, highly productive, disease-resistant grape that looks as good as it tastes. Easy to grow and eager to fruit, it is the perfect variety for beginners and experienced gardeners alike to grow and enjoy! The fruit is blue-black, extra-large, and entirely seedless, with an abundance of sweet juice and a unique spicy undertone. The skin is quite thin, giving you more real grape flavor, and the flesh is firm but tender and juicy-sweet. Until you've tasted this grape straight from your own garden, you won't believe such a combination of flavors could exist in such a small, perfect package! $14.95
Lakemont is a white table grape, part of the "Three Sisters" group, consisting of Himrod, Lakemont, and Interlaken. All are named after cities in the Finger Lakes region of North America. Lakemont ripens later than the other two "sisters", is hardier but it is sweeter and has bigger fruit, and has a slightly different flavor. An excellent replacement for Thompson seedless grape $14.95
Vanessa has attractive, medium-sized clusters that are well filled with red berries. It’s taste is mild, but it’s texture is superior to other commonly available cultivars and keeps extremely well under ordinary refrigeration. The flavor beats any grapes sold in stores. $14.95
These are assorted fruits that grow on vines. Great to grow on fences, arbors and other structures. Some like the Maypop, die back to the ground each year only to come back bigger and better. Others like the hardy kiwi have permanent hardwood vines and produce best with trellising and training.
Passionfruit, Maypop -Passiflora incarnata, commonly called Maypop, is one species of the genus of passionfruit. The Maypop is a native vine that inhabits sunny areas in the US. with many different soil types. It spreads underground and may appear in other locations. It emerges from underground in the spring and flowers with large ornate purple blossoms.
The delicious fruits begin to mature in late July or August. Trellising will improve your ability to find the fruits, which fall off when ripe. Tasting similar to Passion fruits of the species P. edulis that are used to give "Hawaiian Punch" it's unique flavor. The vines die back to the ground each year in winter and come back bigger and better the following spring. $18.95
Passionfruit, 'Incense' - A hybrid incarnata x much showier and more flowers than Maypop, will cross pollinate maypop for better fruit production. $19.95.
Our Hardy Kiwi selection changes frequently so email for availability. Usually 1 gal and $16.95 although we occassionally offer smaller sizes
Hardy Kiwi -Anna (Ananasnaya) Fruit size is average to above average in size. Usually clustered like grapes. The flesh is light green, accompanied by a pineapple aroma and taste. Anna is known as a hybrid female x A. kolomikta. Use Meader as a pollinizer Hardiness Zones 5a-7b.
Hardy Kiwi - Cordifolia The fruit is very sweet and are slightly elongated. This low chill female variety is very productive and prolific in growth. Fruits were rated highest of all other Kiwi cultivars. Hardiness Zones 6a-9b
Hardy Kiwi - Geneva A vigorous A. arguta female vine tested at Geneva, New York Experiment Station. It seems very hardy and will produce delicious, smooth-skinned, medium-sized fruit. Should be pollinated with male Meader Kiwi. Hardiness Zones 5a-7b
Hardy Kiwi - Ken's Red Fruits turn a beautiful red when ripe. Flavor of the red fruits are mild, but very sweet. Fairly large, this is a low chill female variety originally from New Zealand. Hardiness Zones 6a-9b
Hardy Kiwi - Meader Male An A. Arguta male vine for pollinating with Geneva and Anna varieties. Hardiness Zones 5a-7b
Hardy Kiwi - MSU Also known as Michigan State or sometimes Jumbo, this female Kiwi plant is of good size and has a long shape up to 1-3/4″ but narrow. Extremely cold hardy flavor is rated very fine and enjoyed by Kiwi growers and marketers. Considered partially self fertile use 74-32 for bigger fruit set. Hardiness Zones 3a-7b
Hardy Kiwi - 74-32 Male An early flowering male. Use for females, Ken’s Red, MSU and Cordifolia. Use 1 male for up to 6 females. Hardiness Zones 5b-7b.