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Description

A joy to grow and eat! Exceptionally fruity, thin-skinned blue grapes. Medium-large fruit with a thin skin. Average cluster weighs 10 ounces. Seedless. Resists cracking. Ripens in mid-August. Self-pollinating. Developed by the University of Arkansas. May be covered by USPP #25,726 or other patents.

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Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Blue
Fruit Size Small - Medium
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Taste Juicy, Sweet
Texture Thin Skinned
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 6 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 6 - 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.

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.

Shipping Information

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
i like to grow and i got the green ones last month and i like your co keep up the good work thanks noel young
noel y on Nov 8, 2020
Cold hardy, sweet, fruitful
Olga M on Oct 22, 2020
i like to grow and i got the green ones last month and i like your co keep up the good work thanks noel young
noel y on Nov 8, 2020
Price is right. Give this grape a try.
JohnH on Nov 1, 2020
Cold hardy, sweet, fruitful
Olga M on Oct 22, 2020
Taste great!!!
Jan K on Oct 21, 2020
Good rating score
Patricia K on Apr 21, 2020
Looking for a good table grape
Stacie N on Mar 9, 2020
We called the UofA and they recommended this grape verity for our area.
Paul and Tracy L on Feb 11, 2020
Joy says it all!! I look forward to the day my grand children rush to my huge grape arbor and pick these huge yummy grapes!!
All smiles I???m sure they will say, ???Pappy, your the smartest and sweetest Papaw to grow these for us!???
Danny on Jan 5, 2020
grapes look attractive
syed j on Aug 31, 2019
Need dark red seedless variety
Michael H on Mar 23, 2019
My family loves to eat grapes and they are easy to grow.
Dallas C on Jan 5, 2017
Compatible to my area. University of Arkansas has a good reputation for developing fruit.
Joe H on Sep 6, 2016
Recommended by friend
Vanessa p J on Mar 17, 2016
Price is right. Give this grape a try.
JohnH on Nov 1, 2020
Taste great!!!
Jan K on Oct 21, 2020
good for jelly ?
chuck on Oct 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not sure... We eat them fresh. Hard to beat seedless concords for any type of jelly/jams! Concords have slip skins so they are easy with perserves. Hope i helped. I did buy my seedless concords from stark bros and they are very hardy. Would recommend staying away from SEEDED grapes if you can.
Would you recommend cane or spur pruning for this grape? Thank you.
22sky@live.com D on Oct 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Cane pruning of American bunch grapes may reduce disease pressure by removing almost all the old wood each winter, but you can prune either way.
the joy grape is it resistant to disease ?
chuck on Jun 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Joy is moderately resistant to powdery mildew, downy mildew and anthrancnose, but susceptible to black rot. Fungal diseases can easily be controlled with fungicides.
Can this grape vine variety be planted by using pergola? How high can vine reaches to?
Limsreng Heang on Feb 28, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. In the case of a pergola or arbor, it may be necessary to run a wire or rope up the main posts so the grapes can work their way up to the trellised roof. Once at the top, they should be fine. This variety typically reaches about 6-8 feet.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Are they seedless ?
THOMAS T on Nov 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: A joy to grow and eat! Exceptionally fruity, thin-skinned blue grapes. Medium-large fruit with a thin skin. Average cluster weighs 10 ounces. Seedless. Resists cracking. Ripens in mid-August. Self-pollinating.
it is the 1st of November. Cam I still play?
Judith A on Oct 30, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees:
1) when the ground is not frozen.
2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F.
3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Do grapea have a nutritional value?
Daisy G on Oct 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Daisy, Grapes do have a nutritional value but we do not have that information available. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us, remember that we're here for you. Have a great day!
Are the joy grapes truly seedless?
Don S on Jan 24, 2021

Customer Reviews

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Past my expectations
I love these grapes. I got 3 gallons last year and it looks like I will have maybe 5 gallons this year. They taste great and make excellent jam.
May 10, 2017
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Joy to eat
This black seedless is true joy to eat this is the one to plant everyone loved it that taste it skin is thin
August 19, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
doing great
It made it through its first winter just fine and has doubled in size this spring. looking great so far.
May 10, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Joy grape
Brought this plant last year. It was growing good but after this winter did not sprout.completely dried. While other grape plant are good.
May 7, 2016
Purchased
over 6 years ago
So far so good
Zone B Western Colorado. Planted August 2017. Will be 1-2 more years before fruiting. Leaves are beautifully glossy green. Looking forward to the future with this one.
July 31, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Came Broken
My joy grape (the grape plant I was most excited about) arrived broken :(. The stem is broke at the dirt line. I planted it in hope that it will grow, but so far, no signs of life. The two grape plants that I ordered bare root (not the joy plant) seem to be doing way better.
March 18, 2020
Great grape vines
I set out the grape vine and it grew and grew. Once it gets old enough it will make wonderful tasting grapes.

Keep up the great work.
May 14, 2016
Purchased
over 6 years ago