PREORDER - Ships in March 2023
You will receive 1 Bare Root plant with a healthy root system.
Frontenac Gris is a bud sport of Frontenac, identical in most respects but lacking dark skin color. Frontenac Gris is usually cold pressed to make a white wine that can present aromas of peach and apricot with hints of citrus and tropical fruit.
Frontenac Gris is a hybrid grape variety created in Minnesota in 1996. It is a cross between the French-American hybrid Frontenac and the German-American hybrid Muscat Hamburg. The Frontenac Gris grape is a hardy variety that produces a light-bodied, sweet wine with floral aromas and flavors of melon and pear. It is an excellent choice for making dessert wines and sparkling wines.
Frontenac Gris grapes can be planted in a variety of climates and soil types, although they prefer well-drained soil and sunny sites. The grapes are very hardy and can withstand cold temperatures. To ensure optimal growth and production, the vines should be planted in the late spring or early summer.
When planting Frontenac Gris vines, it is important to space them at least 6 feet apart to ensure adequate air circulation and sunlight. The vines should be trained to a trellis or arbor system in order to support the heavy fruit load. Pruning should be done lightly to encourage growth and reduce disease.
Once established, Frontenac Gris vines require little maintenance. Fertilizer should be applied in the spring and again in the autumn to ensure healthy growth and production. The vines should be monitored for pests and disease, and treated as necessary.
The Frontenac Gris grape is a hardy and productive variety that produces light-bodied, sweet wines. With proper planting and care, the vines will reward you with delicious fruit and delicious wines.
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.
Grape Color Grey
Primary Use Wine
Wine Color White
Variety Origin University of Minnesota
Zone Range: 3-12
Growth Habit Semi-Trailing
Suggested Distance Between Vines 8 ft
Vine Training System Top Wire Cordon
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