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Delaware Grape Vine - 1 Bare Root Live Plant

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You will receive 1 Bare Root plant with a healthy root system. 

The Delaware grape is Referred to as "the best American table grape" in The Grapes of New York (Hedrick, 1907), Delaware is an early-ripening red variety with small berries and clusters, and mild flavor. Of the labrusca types, it has the best fruity notes and the least labrusca character. It requires a deep, fertile, well drained soil for satisfactory vine growth and good fruit zone exposure for consistent fruitfulness. Delaware is used to make wines including dry, sweet, and ice wine, and is famed for its spicy sparkling wines.

Delaware grapes are a type of grape variety that is native to the state of Delaware in the United States. These grapes are known for their unique flavor and sweet taste. They are often used to make wine, juice, and jelly. Delaware grapes are also highly sought after by commercial growers and home gardeners alike due to their hardiness and productivity.

The Delaware grape is a cross between the Concord and Ives grape varieties. This variety is known for its large, deep purple or blue-black berries that are about the size of a small marble. The clusters are thick and can contain up to 40 berries each. The flavor is sweet and aromatic with a hint of spice.

Delaware grapes can be grown in a variety of climates and soil types, but they prefer well-drained soils with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5. They can be grown in a container or in the ground, but they will need to be planted in a sunny area. Planting should occur in late winter or early spring, and the vines should be pruned back annually in the fall.

To plant Delaware grapes, you will need to dig a hole twice as wide as the vine's root ball. Place the vine in the hole, making sure that the graft union (where the rootstock and scion meet) is at least two inches below the soil level. Backfill the hole with soil and water the plant deeply. Prune any dead or damaged vines back to the main stem and train the vine onto a trellis or fence.

Delaware grapes are a great choice for those looking for a flavorful and hardy grape variety. With the right care and attention, you can enjoy a bountiful harvest of these sweet and delicious grapes.

Here are a few important considerations to take into account.

1. Choose a sunny spot in your yard that gets at least 8 hours of direct sunlight per day.

2. Prepare the soil by loosening it to a depth of at least 12 inches.

3. Plant the grapevines 6-10 feet apart, depending on the variety.

4. Water the plants regularly, making sure to keep the soil moist but not soggy.

5. Fertilize the plants with a balanced fertilizer once or twice a year.

6. Prune the vines regularly to ensure healthy growth and fruit production.

7. Harvest the grapes when they are ripe, usually in late summer or early fall.

By following these simple guidelines, you can enjoy a bountiful harvest of sweet, juicy grapes each year. With proper care and attention, these grapes can produce a delicious crop for many years to come.

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Grape Color Blue
Primary Use Decorative
Wine Color Red
Variety Origin A. Thompson and P. Provost
Zone Range: 5-10
Growth Habit Trailing
Suggested Distance Between Vines 6 ft, 7 ft, 8 ft
Vine Training System Mid Wire Cordon

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