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La Crosse is a sister seedling of St. Pepin but does not require cross polination (it is self-fertile). Produces an aromatic varietal wine, sometimes fermented with oak, and also used for blending with lighter wines to add body and finish.
La Crosse grapes are an incredibly popular variety of grapevine, prized for their hardiness, sweet taste, and ease of cultivation. Whether you’re planting them for a commercial vineyard or a backyard grapevine, the La Crosse grape is an excellent choice. Here’s how to plant and care for La Crosse grapes.
The La Crosse grape is a hardy American hybrid, suitable for growing in a wide range of climates. It prefers a sunny spot with well-drained soil and is drought-tolerant. Plant your La Crosse grapevine in the spring, after the last frost has passed. Dig a hole that’s deep enough to accommodate the roots of the vine, and mix in some compost or manure to give the soil a boost. Place the vine in the hole, spread the roots out, and backfill the hole.
Once planted, water your La Crosse grapevine thoroughly, and mulch around the base to help the soil retain moisture. Prune the vine in the spring to encourage new growth and prune again in the summer to keep the vine from becoming too unwieldy.
Fertilize your La Crosse grapevine in the spring and summer with a balanced fertilizer, such as 10-10-10. Be careful not to over-fertilize, as this can lead to excessive growth and low quality fruit.
La Crosse grapes are highly disease-resistant, but it’s important to keep an eye out for signs of disease. Black rot, powdery mildew, and downy mildew can all affect La Crosse grapes, so inspect your vine regularly and treat any signs of disease immediately.
Harvest La Crosse grapes when they’re plump and juicy, usually in late summer or early fall. Grapes are a great addition to salads, pies, jams, and more!
Planting and caring for La Crosse grapes is relatively easy, making it a great choice for amateur grape growers. With proper care, your La Crosse grapevine will produce delicious fruit for years to come.
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 Blue, Black
Primary Use Table, Wine
Wine Color Red, Sparkling
Variety Origin Said to have been developed in South Carolina in 1816.
Zone Range: 5-12
Growth Habit Trailing
Suggested Distance Between Vines 6 ft, 7 ft, 8 ft
Vine Training System Top Wire Cordon
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