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Traminette Grape

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Description

A spicy, sweet wine grape. This Gewurztraminer hybrid produces generous hanging clusters of beautiful amber grapes. Vintners love this grape for its low acidity which produces a smooth, lingering aftertaste. You’ll make quality, spicy wines with good sugar and acid balance. Vines are disease-resistant and hardy to -15º F. Ripens in late September. Self-pollinating. A licensed variety of Cornell University.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Green
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy, Sandy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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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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Stark Bro's Store
spice up wine
JIM B on Mar 12, 2016
Love the taste of this wine.
joey t on Mar 10, 2016
spice up wine
JIM B on Mar 12, 2016
Similar to Gew????rztraminer but cold hardy enough for my zone 5.
DERRICK A on Mar 10, 2016
Love the taste of this wine.
joey t on Mar 10, 2016
Wine quality; It is also the 'official grape' of Indiana!
Charles S on Feb 21, 2016
Similar to Gew????rztraminer but cold hardy enough for my zone 5.
DERRICK A on Mar 10, 2016
Wine quality; It is also the 'official grape' of Indiana!
Charles S on Feb 21, 2016

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Very tasty
It isn't as vigorous a grower as concord seedless or reliance seedless and lags behind a few weeks in sprouting and flowering. Mine will take a full 4 years to reach 4 fully grown cordons. While concord seedless and reliance took 3 years.
The grape itself is very good with the spicy flavor of gewurztraminer. Didn't have enough for wine last year but I should have enough for a gallon or 3 this 3rd year.
June 11, 2016
Purchased
6 months ago
Excellent
Robust first year growth. Now growing well in its second season.
May 17, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
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