Pixie® Cabernet Franc Grape Vine

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Aromatic and spicy. Choice “blending grape” in wine production for its low tannins and acids. Cabernet Franc is one of three major varieties grown in the Bordeaux region of France, discovered in the late 18th century. In this dwarf version of its popular parent, get miniature clusters of deep-blue grapes on dwarf vines in as little as 12 weeks! Upright growth habit. Can thrive in northern climates and relatively poor soils. Requires winter protection if grown in a container. Cold-hardy. Ripens in August/September. Self-pollinating.

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Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Blue
Fruit Size Small - Medium
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest August-september
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 5.8
Taste Sweet, Tart
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 3 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 8
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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 compatibility 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.


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