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Canadice Seedless Grape

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The grape that does it all. From snacks and salads to jelly, juice, and wine. This early ripening grape is known to bear great crops even after hard winters. Sweet, great grape flavor with a unique hint of spiciness. Easy-to-grow, with compact grape clusters 6-8 inches long. Bears medium-size, firm, red grapes that keep well on the vine. Seedless. Ripens in mid-August, and can be picked through September. Self-pollinating. A licensed variety of Cornell University.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Mid August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Taste Sweet-mild
Texture Crisp
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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.


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.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Sweet taste with hint of spice and it ripens in Mid-August.
JESSICA K on May 8, 2019
Recommended for growing in this geographic area by the local radio garden show.
Leanne B on Apr 4, 2019
Sweet taste with hint of spice and it ripens in Mid-August.
JESSICA K on May 8, 2019
Sweet flavor and pinkish color adds a delightful appearance when served with
Concord and Lakemont. Sweet flavor is a plus.
J F on May 5, 2019
Recommended for growing in this geographic area by the local radio garden show.
Leanne B on Apr 4, 2019
good grape good reviews
MARK F on Apr 1, 2019
Tasted like candy in past experience
Thomas W on Mar 6, 2019
reading the recommendations provided
MARTHA S on Feb 5, 2019
My children love grapes. And we want to make dolmas!
CTAlyCat on May 9, 2018
The grapes at our supermarket are exorbitantly priced.
Allison M on Feb 26, 2017
sweet spicy flavor
Dawn F on Sep 3, 2016
i like to produce my own little homestead produce as well as make my own wine
Aaron J on Jun 18, 2016
My favorite
Lisa R on Jun 2, 2016
My grandfather had a large orchard and I used to love red grapes.
LARRY W on Mar 6, 2016
Every year the farmer across the state line has delicious tiny red seedless grapes and they are incredible. Last time I stopped in I asked him what type they were and he said Red Canadise, I hope this is them.
jamie k on Feb 25, 2016
Sweet flavor and pinkish color adds a delightful appearance when served with
Concord and Lakemont. Sweet flavor is a plus.
J F on May 5, 2019
good grape good reviews
MARK F on Apr 1, 2019
Would you mind telling me what type of trellis system I should build for these? I want to build the traditional 4 lateral system is this going to work for these grapes, or would you recommend a different style? Zone 7a/b in Utah
christopher on Mar 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: A 4 lateral system will work well. They are very adaptable; they look real nice when hanging from the vine. You will love them.
can I grow different varieties of grapes together?
lydia l on Feb 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Well, I did. I want to train them upright, arbor style, and to spread and mix, and walk through the arbor way, reaching up and grabbing different ripe ones. I've got a good start!
Hi. I live in Southeast Michigan. Zone 6B. I've built an 8 foot long and 8 foot high arbor. I'd like to put one grape vine at each end. Looking for a red and a green seedless table grapes. Any recommendations?
Thanks, Tom
Tom I on Apr 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Tom. I myself grow Canadice, and it does well here in 7B, but as for your location, try you local extension service or find others who grow table grapes in your area. Finding grapes that grow well in your climate will be of great importance. I know I'm not really telling you much, but even though you may get many suggestions, it will pay off to research it well. The extension service would probably be your best bet to get started, as well as Stark's shows which varities grow well in your area. One thing to consider is that where you live, you want a late flowering varity, as well as one that will withstand your coldest temps in winter. I expect your growing season is a bit shorter there, so keep that in mind as well. Protection from late frosts/freezing may be something you would want to look into. Hope this helps. Happy growing
I have a two year old candice grape vine. It is growing well, but it still hasn't borne any fruit. it is on a 4 arm trellis system and growing profusely. Late last fall i pruned it back to 3-5 buds. Can we expect some fruit this year? We live in South Central Pennsylvania and with the exception of one heavy snow storm, we had a relatively mild winter. Thanks.
maura c on May 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Maura, You should see the vine starting to form the bunches soon. My candice vine is three years old and is blooming along with all of my other 3 year old vines. One vine bloomed with a single bunch last year but did not have enough pollen to fertilize. I am in NC so should be ahead of you in growing season. Your blooms should be there soon.

steve r.
What is the best pruning method for Canadice seedless grapes?
Thomas P on May 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I spur prune all my table seedless grapes (except seedless Concord on an arbor). Best way to determine if your vines are spur/cane, just watch for where the blossoms develop. If close to the cordon - spur prune. If they grow farther out toward tip of cane - cane prune. That only means the fruit will grow closer from cordon or a little farther away. FYI - cane prune vines produce less when spur pruned. But I spur prune them all - it's easier maintenance. I keep all cordons at 24-30" and space spurs 4-6" apart. I also pinch off the bottom 1/3 of each cluster to get larger grapes. I have Canadice (red) Himrod (White) and Vanessa (red) and with my spur pruning I have more than enough grapes.
I am looking for a grape variety without a slip skin. Does this kind have one? What other varieties have no slip skin?
DobbysSox on Mar 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes Canadice is a slipskin but the skin is very tender and edible. It's still considered a table grape. As far as other varieties it just depends on your growing zone
what type of pruning should be done for this plant? cane or spur?
Matt S on Apr 14, 2017
I set up my small vineyard with a Modified Munson trellis system, with the Candadice and other varieties pruned to a a head-cane configuration, with two canes running out in on the top wire in each direction, four in all and limited to 12 - 14 buds per cane. the shoots grow out to the outer wires and drape over them to the aisle. In my area, Canadice is moderately vigorous and this system works well for this and other varieties with good sun exposure and air circulation.
I get grapes on my Vine and they're green but they never turn red or ripen they turn brown and shrivel up?
kay E on Jan 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It is very likely black rot. Here is a link to a very good article on how to manage this by the Extension Service: //
i have quite heavy clay soil. what can i do to amend and how deep for grapes and currants.?
marya g on Jan 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Coir fiber is an excellent soil amendment. Follow the instructions on the package to expand the brick, and mix it with the backfill from soil dug 2' deep and wide. Here is a link to that page: //

Customer Reviews

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Best tasting Seedless Grape
Out of the dozen or so home grown varieties I have grown or tried this is my favorite. Delicious!
February 1, 2017
Great Variety, Large Clusters, Beautiful Color.
I have a 3 year old vine that produced very heavily this year, far more fruit than my Glenora and Venus vines. The clusters are large and just about ready for harvest (August 21st). I highly recommend growing this variety. It is very important to learn to prune grape vines, most people don't prune far back enough, you will remove 85%-90% of last years growth. I didn't prune very well last year but still produced well for a 3 year old vine, this year I'm planning on pruning to a 4 cane system.
August 21, 2018
Made it through the winter and is growing great. Surprised to see fruit developing its first spring after planting. Will take a little pruning to get it to trellis correctly but looks like a healthy quality plant. Would highly recommend it to others.
May 21, 2018
over 2 years ago
The grape vine arrived with very long roots and grew quickly.
Service and plant heath were both excellent. I have had no grapes yet but I still have a few years before they produce.
May 11, 2017
over 3 years ago
coming along nicely
now that it has had time to establish itself this grape is really taking off this year and growing rapidly
June 15, 2017
over 4 years ago
purchased 5 grape plants, 4 survived Winter
Not an experienced gardener, so was happy to see 4 of 5 bare root plants survive first Winter. Am putting up an Arbor hoping for lot's of grapes in the future
May 9, 2017
over 3 years ago
No grapes yet..
Everything looks good so far! Expecting grapes next season :)
May 8, 2017
over 3 years ago
Doing well
Good leafing in 2nd 4.5 arid but irrigated
August 17, 2016
over 4 years ago
Still too early to tell
Vine didn’t seem hardy.... waiting for grapes. This year vine is doing better. No fruit yet
May 11, 2018
over 3 years ago
so so
the plant is slow in growing but I think it will survive and get better in the next few years
May 10, 2018
over 2 years ago