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Saint Theresa Grape

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Description

Vigorous vine. This mostly seedless purple grape grows well on an arbor or screen. The slip-skin fruit has an excellent flavor. Tolerant of alkaline soil. Cold-hardy — stands up to temperatures as low as -30ºF. Ripens in early September. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Purple
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest September
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm, Juicy
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 4 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 9
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.

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.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
looking for cold hardy grapes
alan c on Jun 4, 2016
The catalog says this variety is tolerant of alkaline soil. Denver soil is alkaline, so I hope this means less soil amendments will be necessary.
Diane U on May 25, 2016
looking for cold hardy grapes
alan c on Jun 4, 2016
My husband likes purple grapes and has started his own grape arbor so I thought he would appreciate these
ann d on Jun 2, 2016
The catalog says this variety is tolerant of alkaline soil. Denver soil is alkaline, so I hope this means less soil amendments will be necessary.
Diane U on May 25, 2016
Cold hardy ... i find it very difficult to believe that where i am is in zone 6a. We planted grapes a few years ago that were hardy to zone 5 and they couldn't take it, plus we lost our best peach tree due to winter cold ... and we almost never can plant our garden before June 1 without having to worry about frost. i get plants rated for zone 4 and they do well.
Mary Sue L on May 24, 2016
I wanted a dark seedless grape for zone9 that is good eating for the table.
Judy B on Apr 1, 2016
I am in Northern Michigan and wanted grapes my family can eat right from the vine.
Richard L on Apr 1, 2016
My husband likes purple grapes and has started his own grape arbor so I thought he would appreciate these
ann d on Jun 2, 2016
Cold hardy ... i find it very difficult to believe that where i am is in zone 6a. We planted grapes a few years ago that were hardy to zone 5 and they couldn't take it, plus we lost our best peach tree due to winter cold ... and we almost never can plant our garden before June 1 without having to worry about frost. i get plants rated for zone 4 and they do well.
Mary Sue L on May 24, 2016
Is this vine evergreen?
Lois H on Mar 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This grape goes dormant just like most other grapes. The leaves do seem a little more green but not abnormally so throughout the winter months. I mulch the base's well in the winter with straw and pick up the leftover straw and put on the garden in the spring. Very good compost.
The planting guide speaks of "aclimating" the vines grown in a greenhouse. Since this is a bareroot plant, I assume you should plant it immediately?
terry P on Jun 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you should plant as soon as possible. if your conditions are too cold you can keep them in a cool place and keep them damp. not wet but damp with some wet newspaper or something similar. However I recommend not storing them before planting for more then a few weeks.
Is the mature height accurate for these Theresa grapes?? 15-20' tall?
OrangeBlossom on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but if you think about it, the vine will not be growing straight up that tall. On a fence, trellis or arbor, you're redirecting that "height" to the side ??? or better yet, pruning it to maintain your grape vine in your growing space, keeping it manageable and encouraging fruit production.

Customer Reviews

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Good Grape
Got my vines and planted them. They made it trough winter and a very hot summer right now. The vines look good and have grown enough to be trellised. I hope to have my first crop in the spring. They were slow to start and require a lot of water initially, but have thrived with our summer afternoon rains here in Florida. So far so good. Hard to get a bunch grape to grow here.
August 15, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Excellent
Robust first year growth. Experienced later leaf-out than other varieties, but is now growing well in its second season.
May 17, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Fantastic in Northern Colorado at 5900 ft elevation.
Fabulous Flavour! Fantastic for Jelly! Super Hardy! Great growth characteristics! I have 5 plants which I put out in fall of 2008. All are doing extremely well. At the same time I planted 6 other varieties. Three of them have not survived. The other 3 are not as well behaved in growth characteristics... having many suckers at base which need pruning all season. The St Theresa does not sucker at the base after initial training. The Fruit cropping is VERY HEAVY.... it gives a great harvest! The seedless nature makes it a wonderful table grape. It raisons well in my solar food dryer. I have not complaints.... nor aspirations for anything better.
September 1, 2016
Saint Theresa Grape
It is a little premature for me to be writing a review of this grape but since I was asked, I'll tell you what I know.
My plant is too young to be bearing yet. What I was looking for is a vine that will tolerate some shade. Saint Theresa seems to do that quite well. It has grown and spread across the trellis quite well. I expect there will be some grapes next summer.
My main problem this year has been keeping the Japanese Beetles from destroying it. They REALLY like it.
I tried Muscadines in this location a couple of times and failed completely, so the Saint Theresa has been a pleasant surprise, so far.
August 8, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Saint Theresa grape
First year growth was great thrived
Second year so far is awesome and looks like I'm going to have grapes this year
Love this plants I have 2
May 22, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
.Better than others . . .
I have 6 varieties of grapes that I planted in 2015. The St t's are growing better than most of the others. No fruit as expected yet. The somerset's have born fruit in each of their 2 yrs. The st t's plants are looking strong and healthy. My climate is a 4.5 and very arid. I have irrigation rights that is required to grow anything up here in N Wy.
August 17, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Too early to tell
I am at the northern edge of this grapes range. It has successfully wintered its first year without any special precautions so, so far so good.
May 19, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Was excited about them, but they look "iffy" this spring.
The grapes thrived last summer and into fall. This spring they were very slow to come into leaf. One has only one little sprout leafing and the other is only about 1/3 leafing. I hope they survive.
May 18, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
The Saint Theresa Grape Died
So far, we are at the end of May in Alaska and there is no life in my grape vines. We had a very mild winter and I had no plants survive. I am not convince that the plants will survive in our climate.
May 23, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Ours died
Other varieties worked well for us, but not the St. Theresa. We live in zone 4.
August 24, 2016
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