Contact Us800.325.4180Live ChatWhy Shop with Us Free shipping on orders over $150!
A Note from Stark Bro's on Coronavirus (COVID-19) »

Himrod Seedless Grape

Item no longer available

We are no longer offering this product. If you would like additional information about this item, or assistance finding something similar, please contact us.


Highly productive vine bears crispy sweet fruit. Large handsome clusters turn golden-yellow when fully ripe. Medium-sized grapes with fine flavor. These vines yield 10-15 pounds of grapes. Seedless. Developed in New York for winter hardiness. Ripens in late August. Self-pollinating.

125% Survival Guarantee!

Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will issue a one-time merchandise credit to your account equaling 125% of the original product purchase price. Read more about our warranty policy.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color White
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Taste Sweet, Mild, Juicy
Texture Fine
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.


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.


We've 'tagged' this item with specific keywords that help you find other products that share features or characteristics with this one. Select a tag below to view all the items that have that particular trait.

Questions & Answers

Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 10 questions Browse 10 questions and 25 answers
Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Wanted to try growing green grapes. Chose because it was self pollinating and seedless
Diana P on Apr 28, 2018
They had me at the word "honey" :)
Marina P on May 10, 2016
Wanted to try growing green grapes. Chose because it was self pollinating and seedless
Diana P on Apr 28, 2018
I grew these years ago and they were like eating a small delicious sugar cube. Great little eating grapes.
William B on Jan 3, 2018
They had me at the word "honey" :)
Marina P on May 10, 2016
I grew these years ago and they were like eating a small delicious sugar cube. Great little eating grapes.
William B on Jan 3, 2018
Are the leaves on the Himrod vine tender? We're Greek and we grow the vines for the leaves, not the grapes.
Alexandra on Mar 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes if you get them early in the season. I know what you mean about the grape leaves - but they do have to be the early season leaves. late season leaves get tough and thick.
Is Himrod an American origin variety and is it naturally mildew resistant?
Grace Z on Mar 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is also known as a "fox grape" and is a native American grape developed by Cornell. Fox grapes are naturally resistant to powdery and downy mildews.
Can these be grown in central florida?
Maxmillion on Feb 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi, according to the Stark Bros website Himrods grow best in the 5-8 Hardiness zones. According to the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone chart it looks like Central Florida is between 8.5-10 on the chart. I am not an expert but I would hesitate to attempt to grow Himrods in Central Florida. I am from CT and have had good luck with this variety. The vines began to bear a lot fruit on the third year however they all fell off the vine before reaching maturity. Probably something I did or didn't do I'm sure as I am a novice. Hoping for success this summer! Good luck and my suggestion is to check the hardiness zome of the plants prior to purchasing.
Can I get new starts from winter clippings?
Rich H on Feb 11, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Make your cuttings with 4 buds each and either store in plastic bags in refer or plant straight into the pots. I do this almost every year just so that I can give plants to friends. Use only compost or well draining potting soil in your pots and put the pots in a shaded area, maybe getting 3 hours of morning sun.
what type of pruning should be done for this plant? cane or spur?
Matt S on Apr 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I prune mine by spur, I prune all my grapes that way, because I find it easier. Himrod is not doing well in my zone 5a, northern Illinois. It often dies back to the ground in winter. I will probably replace it with a hardier grape.
Will this come back in stock (himrod grapes)?
Misty M on Jan 15, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We are no longer offering this product; we keep the information on the website for the benefit of customers who have purchased it in the past. We usually discontinue a variety because we've discovered another variety that produces better fruit, is more disease resistant, cold-hardy, etc.

If you would like assistance in finding something similar, please contact our Customer Support Team at 800.325.4180 and we would be happy to help.
How well do nimrod grapes do in Troutdale Oregon?
Danny on Dec 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You're in Zone 8b. This grape should do well in your area.
It's August 2 in Michigan and my some of Himrod have a purple-ish spot?
Julie Tanguay on Aug 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Given the time of year, and especially if you noticed any spots on the leaves earlier on in spring, it's more than likely a fungal issue called black rot. It can be easily controlled going forward with a copper-based fungal spray, like Bonide?? Copper Fungicide. To avoid re-contamination, be sure to remove and destroy any debris (leaves, fruit, etc.) from the growing site.

Customer Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
10 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Not cold-hardy enough for zone 5
Northern Illinois is too far north for this grape. Although I am in zone 5B, out of 10 plants, 5 died the first winter, the 5 that lived die back to the ground each winter and this year finally have a few clusters. It's their third year, I'm hoping they will get more hardy with age and a larger root system. Haven't had any fruit to taste yet.
June 13, 2016
over 5 years ago
Himrod seedless rating
Himrod seedless grape is an excellent particular thing I like about it is that it is somewhat resistant to fungal diseases and one spray is enough ,taste and texture also is excellent Irecomend this grape highly
June 14, 2017
over 4 years ago
Him rod seedless grape
I planted the grape in a somewhat shaded area. As it turned out the shading was a factor in sustained growth. The second year the weather was terrible and Spring varied from 34 degrees to the lower 50's but the nimrod grapes pulled through! I am happy with my product and hope for a good year in 2016!
May 7, 2016
over 6 years ago
My favorite
I grew up on the Finger Lakes in himrod New York I used to tie these grapes when I was a kid for about $2 an hour they're absolutely fantastic grapes. And named after an absolutely beautiful small Upstate NY town..
January 22, 2018
Himrod Seedless Grape
very hardy had to dig up when we moved survived and leafed out while in pot highly recommend
May 16, 2016
over 6 years ago
A Dickens of a winter - late start this year
Planted our grapes in Spring of last year. Then we had a really tough winter. We thought the Nimrod seedless grape had frozen out and died, because there were no leaves in May or early June. My wife kept adding compost on the soil above the roots every two weeks, though. Finally, we have two healthy leaves on June 23rd. (Just two leaves.) The other seedless grapes also were very late to bring out any leaves. I am hoping for more growth on the plant this year.
June 23, 2016
over 5 years ago
So far, so good.
This grape vine is less that a year old but it made it through the winter with no problems. It has grow to about four feet tall and seems to be healthy. Looking forward to see how well it produces fruit.
May 6, 2019
over 2 years ago
Nice plant
Got this last spring and now spring has arrived again and its looking good again. No fruit yet but unfortunatly the plant we paired with it to encourage optimal fruit growth it not growing at all. But as i am reviewing this plant i must say its only may in ohio and its looking good already i will pray for soem berries this summer even without its polinator friends survival.
May 14, 2016
over 5 years ago
Growing well
Got this vine last year and it is doing very well. It over wintered well and it's new growth is very strong. Who knows, maybe we will even get a few clusters of grapes this year. I will update my review as the plant gets older and we start to enjoy the fruit.
May 6, 2017
over 4 years ago
Great plant that is healthy and growing this first year.
June 6, 2016
over 4 years ago