You will receive 1 Bare Root plant with a healthy root system.
Steuben grapes are a popular variety of grape known for their sweet, juicy flavor. They are a cross between Concord and Iona grapes, creating a unique flavor that is sweet but not too sweet. Steuben grapes have a dark purple to black color and are usually harvested in August and September. If you are looking for a delicious and easy-to-grow grape variety, Steuben grapes are a great choice!
When planting Steuben grapes, it is important to choose a site with full sun and well-drained soil. Plant your grapevines in late winter or early spring when the ground is not frozen. Dig a hole that is twice as wide as the root ball of the grapevine and just as deep. Place the root ball in the hole and backfill with soil. Make sure the bud union is slightly above the soil level.
Once planted, water the grapevine deeply. As the vine grows, train it to a trellis or arbor by tying the vine to the structure. Prune your grapevines in the late winter or early spring, removing any dead or damaged wood. Steuben grapes should be pruned to a modified vase shape, with 4-6 main canes and 6-8 lateral canes.
Fertilize your Steuben grapes in the spring and again in the summer. Use an organic fertilizer or a slow-release fertilizer. You can also apply compost or other organic material around the vine in the spring.
Steuben grapes are disease resilient, however, it is important to inspect your grapevines regularly for signs of disease or pests. If you do see signs of pests or disease, take action to remove them as soon as possible.
Harvest your Steuben grapes when they are plump and have a sweet flavor. It is best to pick them in the morning when they are still cool and fresh. Enjoy your fresh Steuben grapes right away or store them in the refrigerator for up to one week.
If you follow these planting and care instructions, you should be able to enjoy a delicious harvest of Steuben grapes in no time!
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 Juice, Table, Wine
Wine Color Red, Rosé
Variety Origin Cornell University
Zone Range: 4-12
Growth Habit Trailing
Suggested Distance Between Vines 6 ft, 7 ft, 8 ft
Vine Training System Top Wire Cordon
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