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Concord Grape

Available Spring 2017

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Description

America’s favorite grape — available in its original form with seeds. If you love grape juice, then you love Concords! The fruit makes full-bodied juice or your own house wine. These vines produce abundant crops that have also been used to make prize-winning jams and jellies. Exceptional hardiness, vigor and disease resistance. Heat-tolerant. Ripens in late September. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Purple
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Taste Sweet
Texture Pulpy
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 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.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Jelly!!
Margaret A on Sep 19, 2016
I chose these because they are a more hardy grape and, from what I've read, grow better in my area.
Dana C on Aug 15, 2016
Jelly!!
Margaret A on Sep 19, 2016
I'm looking forward of making grape juice and jelly. Plus concord grapes are one of my favorite grapes.
DeWayne M on Sep 1, 2016
I chose these because they are a more hardy grape and, from what I've read, grow better in my area.
Dana C on Aug 15, 2016
My Favorite! I grew up picking these in my grandma's garden in Indiana when I was little. Now that she's gone, I am very excited to have my own here in St. Louis
Danielle D on Jun 4, 2016
I grew up eating concord grapes right off the vine in my back yard. I'd love to have some again.
David K on Jun 4, 2016
My Mother's favorite grape!
Cyndy H on May 25, 2016
My mom's favorite.
James P on May 23, 2016
makes the best grape juice and jelly
Heather C on May 10, 2016
time tested and am growing for jams/jellies.
LARRY W on Mar 6, 2016
I'm looking forward of making grape juice and jelly. Plus concord grapes are one of my favorite grapes.
DeWayne M on Sep 1, 2016
My Favorite! I grew up picking these in my grandma's garden in Indiana when I was little. Now that she's gone, I am very excited to have my own here in St. Louis
Danielle D on Jun 4, 2016
I planted the grape vine shortly after I received it last year. Since it did not show any signs of life after several weeks, I called and was advised to dig around the plant in order to shock it out of dormancy which I did. Soon, it sprouted leaves. This year, however, it shows no sign of life again and again I dug around it with no result. What do you think is wrong?
Richard G on Jun 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I planted one last year.....grew...this spring it had been chewed off by rabbits...l thought
it was dead.....2 weeks ago it started to grow....1 stem is 2 ft.long....You never know with Mother Nature!
Carol
Can we buy a 5 year old vine?
Richard P on Nov 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The age and size information for our grapes is as follows: 4??? pot: 6-12 months old and 4??? tall bare root: 1 year old and 12-18??? tall. The roots on a five-year-old vine would be far too developed to dig and sell as bare-root, and would require far too large a pot.

Our grapes will typically take 2-3 years after planting to reach maturity and bear fruit. You'll be harvesting grapes before you know it!
are the concord grapes the small or large concord grapes ?
shadow on Oct 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. There really aren't two size varieties of Concord grapes; the size of the fruit depends upon weather and soil conditions, available nutrients and the way the vines are thinned/pruned. If you don't thin and prune, the fruit will be small; if you do, the fruit will be larger.
when is Concord's recommended picking time in zone 5 ?
Dina B on Sep 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. There is no certain time to harvest; much depends upon that season's weather conditions. As a rule of thumb, the color of the vine can be a clue. During the growing season, the vines and stems are light to medium-green. When they begin to brown, the grapes are ripening and ready to harvest. Taste one! You will know. When the vine and stems are dark brown or black, the fruit will be overripe and harvest-time has passed.
do you need to cover to keep birds off at picking time?
David C on Jul 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. You don't NEED to net your grapes, but if you don't, the birds will definitely pick at them. We have a smaller-mesh netting that is ideal for keeping the birds out of your fruit:
http://www.starkbros.com/products/tools-and-supplies/pest-and-disease-controls/bird-x-garden-nets
What are the growing years expectancy for concord grapes?
Arlene R on Apr 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: As long as the Concord variety is recommended for your area, a healthy vine with proper care and regular maintenance can live and produce for as many as 50 years or more!
I planted a Concord several years ago in Nebraska. It produces large grapes, but they fail to color up and ripen. Could result from increasing shade in August/September, or are Concords not suitable for Nebraska?
Malcolm on Mar 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It depends on where they are growing in Nebraska. A variety like Concord should be fine in southeastern Nebraska, but northwest/north central Nebraska may not offer a long enough growing season to fully ripen the fruit (even if the plant is recommended for your USDA hardiness zone). If this may be the case for you, a short-season, cold-hardy variety would work better in your area. Your local UNL horticulture extension would be a good source to reach out to for grape variety recommendations that are adapted to your location in Nebraska.
When would the concord grapes ripen here in zone 9B?
Walter P on Feb 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry! The grapes should ripen late August to early September in Zone 9B.

Customer Reviews

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A Greenhorn with His Grapes
Without experience or expectation, my whimsical thought to plant grapes in the yard of my suburban city home was incongruous with my lack of gardening/farming skill or long-term interest. Still, I did it. Well into retirement age, the project was a whim. A reader here should correctly assume that grapes I planted did not get caring attention. That would be correct. I did, however, do a couple of positive things related to the process. First, I called my local agriculture extension office and asked about the suitability for growing grapes and got a solid thumbs up. I chose to put Concord grapes (with seeds) into he ground, because that’s what Mom did too many, many years ago and she used them to make jelly I like. I found Stark Brothers online. I ordered two plants and when they came I did as their online instructions suggested - dig holes eight feet apart and with lots of elbow room in a sunny spot, and then mix in compost (credit: my wife made it), sand, and mulch. Things I did not do, include putting in a good trellis structure (I only have a four steel posts with multiple wire strands strung between them) and I did not leave much space for expanding in the future. Other than watering regularly, I pretty much walked away. The two plants were planted in May (2015) and they did the rest, growing and entwining themselves along my wires. As expected, there were no grapes or signs of grapes last year, their first growing season. In February (2016) I pruned them back, because the Stark Brothers instructions said to do it. I had no idea where to cut, but just did. Afraid to lose all the good growth I had accumulated last year, I probably did not get rid of enough, but that seems consistent with my overall approach. Shortly after, when freezing ended, shoots pushed out in all sorts of directions (yes, untrained) and they were and are covered with little clusters, which look like grapes! Amazing! In spite of how they have been treated, they are trying to produce for me. Life is tenacious and very powerful. It finds a way to thrive. This year I have found there are a few people in my neighborhood who also are growing grapes. Now we stand and compare notes on our experiences, though I am embarrassed by my failure to build a proper growing structure and failure to prune properly. Who knew there was a social benefit from grapes, other than wine? And now I want to plant more and am disappointed to not have space for it. Maybe I should get through this harvest first - September, I think.

How easy is this! And if not, then Stark Brothers details every aspect of the process with volumes of online support information.
May 26, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Concord Grape
2nd year for these Concord Grapes now. Healthy, growing fast & loaded with grapes. Very healthy plants, growing fast & producing so many clusters of baby grapes. Thank you for the healthy plants that I added to my garden!
May 17, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Very satisfied
Very happy with my grapes. Vines have grown in nicely and have been perfect for my climate in Maine. I would recommend starkbros to everyone.
May 30, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
They lived
The Concords lived. They are doing well. They are climbing the fences alongside which they were planted.
May 18, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Concord grape
Bought two. One lived. One died. Plant was small and did not grow like the healthy one.
May 20, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Response from Stark Bro's
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May 24, 2016
Brenda HStaff
Concord Grape
The grapes look very good. We are happy with them. It's a little early to see how they will bear yet but the leaf growth looks great.

Jackie M., Springfield, MO
June 5, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Grapes
I am hoping for grapes this season. It will be our first.. It is just coming back from winter. Will let you know how it does in the fall ! So far.. So good !
May 19, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Delicious Concords
I purchased 3 Concord Grape vines from Stark Bro's. They arrived on time and in good condition.Two of the vines did exceptionally well. The third vine grew more slowly but all three vines produced wonderful fruit the 2nd year! I am completely satisfied with my purchase!
May 7, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Concord Grape Vine
I would recommend it to anyone who loves grapes. They are easy to grow and taste great. I tried to grow a vine last year and the year before. Both times, the windy weather broke the vines down to about 3 inches from the ground. I need sturdy vines that can withstand wind, otherwise I would definitely recommend these grapes.
May 17, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Great grapes
Ordered my grape vines and received them in the spring. This is the second year for some of them, but all have matured enough this year to literally be covered with grape clusters, and these new grapes are going to obviously be a much larger seeded grape than the old style that I have always had in my yard. I may add to these last two grape rows this winter, as 2 of the vines just did not come out this spring. But the ones that did, WOW! They are going to make some great jelly. Thanks to all involved.
May 18, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
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