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Itasca Grape

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Description

A grower-friendly grape vine. Itasca is the latest cold-hardy grape to come from the University of Minnesota breeding program. Itasca produces a dry white wine that is light yellow to straw in color, and has aromas of pear, quince, violet, melon, minerals along with faint notes of honey. Because of its lower acidity and higher sugar levels, this is an excellent choice for a sweeter wine style. The fruit is a beautiful, glowing golden hue when ripe. High resistance to powdery and downy mildew as well as phylloxera, so it requires less spraying. Cold-hardy. Developed by the University of Minnesota and introduced in 2017. Ripens mid-to-late September. Self-pollinating. May be covered by USPP #29,847 or other patents. ‘MN 1285’ cultivar.

Characteristics

Fruit Color White
Fruit Size Small
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Mid-september
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy, Sandy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 7.5
Taste Full Flavored
Texture Juicy
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 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.

Pollination

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.

Our Promise of Satisfaction

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
For description as hardy and fruit flavor
Meg R on Jun 5, 2020
Should be good cold climate grape with few diseases. I will add it to my other grapes in my experimental vineyard.
George D on Feb 24, 2020
For description as hardy and fruit flavor
Meg R on Jun 5, 2020
Need to to add verity to my arbor
Steve P on May 4, 2020
Should be good cold climate grape with few diseases. I will add it to my other grapes in my experimental vineyard.
George D on Feb 24, 2020
Need to to add verity to my arbor
Steve P on May 4, 2020
Are these seeded or seedless grapes? And do they have a crunch?
Cierra B on Dec 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is much more a wine grape than a table grape and would not not have the "crunch" you're after. If you want a "crunchy" grape that's seedless, we highly recommend Neptune, which is also disease-resistant and resist cracking. //www.starkbros.com/products/berry-plants/grape-vines/neptune-seedless-grape/
I???m looking for a seeded grape. Do you offer any?
Alan M on May 21, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. If in the description name it does not say seedless than it is a seeded grape. It appears all we have in stock at this time that is seeded is the Golden Muscat.
If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
What is the habit of the Itasca grape? Upright vs procumbent? Thanks -
adrienne r on Jul 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Itasca has an upright growth habit.
Im looking for an ornamental grape with fall color ?
Paul T on Mar 5, 2020

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Growing Itasca Grapes
I first purchased Itasca for the 2018 season. It grew well, but suffered winter kill. It was immediately replaced in 2019 by Stark and is presently growing quite well. I am very happy with the replacement policy.
May 28, 2019
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over 2 years ago