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Frontenac Grape

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Item #8333. Ships bare-root.

Description

A cold-hardy wine grape. Developed at the University of Minnesota, this blue-black grape can withstand cold temperatures as low as -30°F and still produce grapes for making a good quality wine with a pleasant cherry aroma. Frontenac has been a consistent heavy producer and vigorous grape variety with a good resistance to powdery mildew and near-immunity to downy mildew. Grapes are produced on medium to large clusters that are usually slightly loose resulting in minimal berry splitting and bunch rot. Ripens in late August to mid-September. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Blue
Fruit Size Small
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late August-mid September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy, Sandy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Taste Full
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 3 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 7
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 4 - 6' tall x 12" wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 6 - 8' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow grape vines in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

Estimated Delivery Date

You don't pay until it ships.

We work hard to make sure that your order arrives at the ideal time for planting in your location. That's why we only ship living products during certain times of the year. Order now and your credit card won't be charged until your climate is suitable for planting success and your order is shipped.

Shipping Restrictions

Agricultural regulations prohibit shipment of certain types of trees and plants. We do our best to provide a selection that gives everyone a chance to grow their own. This item cannot be shipped to all of ID, OR, and WA. Parts of CA.

Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

Every order comes with our promise of satisfaction. If you aren't completely satisfied with your order, let us know within one year for a free one-time replacement or refund.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Wanted a grape cold hardy, disease resistant and one to make a good wine.
Robert B on Apr 17, 2016
I want to add to what I have. This grape has done very well here in northern Ohio on my farm.
Charlene P on Feb 27, 2016
Wanted a grape cold hardy, disease resistant and one to make a good wine.
Robert B on Apr 17, 2016
Trying something new. Very cold hardy and we sometimes get cold winters in Kentucky.
joey t on Mar 10, 2016
I want to add to what I have. This grape has done very well here in northern Ohio on my farm.
Charlene P on Feb 27, 2016
Trying something new. Very cold hardy and we sometimes get cold winters in Kentucky.
joey t on Mar 10, 2016
How big is each grape plant when you buy it?
Laura B on Mar 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Being bare root stock: not that big. Seemed to be about a years growth on propagated cutting. A perfect candidate for shipping, but you'll have to expect to wait at least a year for them to produce.
Will these grapes make a wine that is dry or a sweeter wine?
Cathy on Apr 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: That'd be up to the maker. Reports I've read suggest that the grape when grown well with unshaded clusters is capable of producing very high sugar levels meaning high alcahol or residual sugar if fermentation is stopped It hasn't fruited yet for me so I can't say personally.
is this a seedless grape?
George R on Mar 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Frontenac Grape is not seedless.

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