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Description

A juicy, deep-red grape that is flavor-packed. This variety is perfect for eating fresh or putting in fruit salads. Also makes an irresistible, healthy snack for kids. Vigorous vines produce generous clusters. Blooms late to avoid spring frosts. Seedless. Disease-resistant to anthracnose and mildew. Ripens in August. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size 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 Sweet
Texture Firm
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.

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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Why did you choose this?
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Lovely
Betsy M on Sep 18, 2020
I???m trying to grow more fruits that have multiple uses at my home for my family.
Nancy J on Sep 7, 2020
Lovely
Betsy M on Sep 18, 2020
I want large red grapes
Richard and Agnes D on Sep 17, 2020
I???m trying to grow more fruits that have multiple uses at my home for my family.
Nancy J on Sep 7, 2020
Sweet, I like it
Virginia M on Jul 29, 2020
Guess
Minnie F on Apr 30, 2020
Good bargain price for first time try at training grape vines and the grapes look great in the add. Also, quite a few other folks have purchased these.
W I on Apr 28, 2020
Good rating score
Patricia K on Apr 21, 2020
Disease resistance claim
SCOTT B on Mar 12, 2020
I'm looking for a sweet table grape
Stacie N on Mar 9, 2020
trying to find grapes that will grow in the tundra that are still sweet. Last try was a local purchase from a retail store and they would rot before they ripened.
Eric O on Feb 9, 2020
Red grape, I love grapes. Plan on making grape juice.
Floyd on Jan 6, 2020
Planted in my previous NE home vineyard - Reliance is an excellent, vigorous table grape with great flavor - hands down visitors managed to gravitate to Reliance when snacking out in the vineyard.
SE_Gardener on Jan 1, 2020
My Zone Hardy, Delicious, Self Pollinating
T O on Dec 11, 2019
Disease resistant, self-pollinating, easy care vines with seedless sweet grapes and good reviews.
Amy C on Jun 10, 2019
Love this varietal. Tried it from a friend.
Grace V on Jun 3, 2019
I wanted a sweet table grape. My grand kids and I love grapes for a snack. I have a concord (which gave me 30 lbs last year) which Has seeds and I use for my jam making. It will be fun to have a table grape.
RACHAEL L. on May 16, 2019
highly recommended
DAREN F on May 10, 2019
My favorite
CALLIE G on May 5, 2019
Great flavor
Michael M on Apr 28, 2019
Zone & description
Mark N on Apr 3, 2019
I wanted a seedless grape other than Concord to give me variety, and several sites say that Reliance is juicy and full of flavor.
Celeste R on Mar 19, 2019
Flavor
DIANA M on Mar 8, 2019
Great for my garden
Nicole K on Mar 7, 2019
Past reliability experience
TPW on Mar 6, 2019
First attempt at growing grapes, easy directions!
Ashley B on Feb 22, 2019
Wanted a sweet grape and this one has good reviews.
js12981 on May 2, 2018
I have family who have these grapes growing in their garden. They have been sharing their grapes with me through the years. Because I love the flavor and the hardiness of this grape I have decided to grow my own.
Karol B on Apr 17, 2017
seedless, heard it grows in my area
Heather W on Mar 8, 2017
The grapes at our supermarket are exorbitantly priced.
Allison M on Feb 26, 2017
Just want to see if something besides a Muscadine will grow in my garden. We love grapes.
Robert H on Jan 18, 2017
I love these in my fruit salad. Just had to have them.
LEEESTA S on Jun 1, 2016
I lived in Arkansas when this grape was developed and I think it will make good wine as well as table grape
James S on May 31, 2016
Because it blooms late and should bypass our late spring frosts in western North Carolina and because of its resistance to mildew which is a big problem with my other grapes.
Nadine H on May 28, 2016
Sounded like it would be more compact and I am short on space.
Stephanie B L on May 3, 2016
These grapes never make it to the house ! Can't keep from picking and eating them when I'm working in the garden Have 10 vines planting 6 more this year
James S on Mar 31, 2016
All reviews suggest this is the best and hardiest red seedless grape for our area.
JEFFREY K on Mar 11, 2016
suppose to taste the best. and it will grow in Colorado springs. first time grape grower.
Larry M on Mar 2, 2016
I want large red grapes
Richard and Agnes D on Sep 17, 2020
Sweet, I like it
Virginia M on Jul 29, 2020
Help! Something is eating my grapes? The ends of the actual grape is gone, but the stems still there??? What type of bug eats these? One day they were fine, the next terrible! So upset!!!
April on May 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sounds like Japanese beetle damage. They can do a tremendous amount of damage in very short time. Here they show up in late June and by July they are rampant but if you get up early while its cool you can easily brush them off into soapy water.
Do you prune this vine by cane or spur pruning?
Don F on Jul 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have tried both methods, and both are equally valid. My climbing trellis system is somewhat non-traditional and I found I can direct the budding process a little better with the spur pruning method. Generally you can expect a bud to appear at the end of a spur, so you are more likely to be able to predict where the eventual vine will be with the spur method. This matters more to me because the space I have for growth is more limited than a traditional trellis system. If you employ the same climbing system that the commercial vineyards do, then your pruning method is probably less important.
Is the Reliance Seedless Grape related to the Concord variety?
Mark M on Aug 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Reliance is a cold-hardy seedless grape that is unrelated to Concord. The seedless trait comes from one of these varieties: Thompson Seedless, Russian Seedless or Black Monukka. These are all cultivars of Vitis vinifera.
Is this variety slipskin? Is there a key word in your grape descriptions in general that will tell me if it isn't slipskin?
Megan N on May 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There is no "key word" per se, but these grapes are indeed slipskin.
Does this grape have a snappy texture when ripe?
Roger P on Mar 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Roger,

Thank you for your inquiry. The Reliance grapes have a tender skin and flesh with a melting texture. They are very crispy and have an outstanding fruity flavor.

Thanks!
How will these grow in heavy clay undersoil, there is some topsoil but not much? Zone 5B (-20) W. PA Lat 40N Lon 80W
Kevlarster on Mar 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I also have heavy clay but have amended the top 12 inches with peat, topsoil and compost prior to planting. Plants are growing good. Had 7 clumps of grapes the 2nd year but unfortunately a little bird pluck off every single grape. Looking forward to this year.

I am in Minnesota roughly where zone 4A and 4B meet.
I recieved this bare root in the box with my other plants in pots. It wasn't bagged with wet newspaper like my bare root cherry trees. Is this normal? I soaked it several hours and got it in a big pot of plant mix. Hoping for the best!
Nancy E on Apr 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I think they should have been kept wet when received. I personally have had trouble keeping this particular variety of grape living. I don't think the vine I planted last year survived the winter. I will be contacting Stark Brothers about that, and maybe you should also contact their customer service dept. This particular variety of grape seems kind of finicky to grow, and the fact that yours wasn't kept wet probably isn't going to help its chances for survival.....hope this helps.
How wide will the vines grow end to end? I have limited space and want to add a few vines for the ambiance and for the grandchildren to pick and enjoy.
GaryL on Dec 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Reliance can develop canes of 15??? or longer if left Unpruned. I would prune to spurs in dormant season of late winter or early spring before buds start to swell. Two buds per spur, with maybe 4-6 spurs depending upon the age of the vine. If you haven???t yet planted them, pinch off any flowers the first two years. Develop roots and structure first. They???ll fruit better the third and fourth year.
When do you plant ?
Michelle on May 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. 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, and 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.
Does this grape make good juice?
Barbara C on Apr 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes,it makes great juice. I have made grape jam and syrup as well as wine for the last several years. That process always starts with the juice, which is always delightful. They are a hardy grape that produces well- year 4, was the beginning of larger harvesting, year 5 or 6 was huge! Good lick
Anyone with mature reliance vines experiencing the grape cluster stems dying from the bottom up and killing the grapes along the way? I spray Immunox every 7-10 days near east central Missouri and didn't get any grapes the 2nd year and watching my clusters slowly dying this year with no signs of fungal infections. With so many reliance grapes being sold by a common home store chain in Missouri I'm surprised more people aren't complaining of zero to low yields. Even the county master gardeners don't know what's wrong with it but say it is a difficult grape to get a harvest from. The vine is very prolific even compared to seedless concord.
DERRICK A on Jul 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There can be several causes. I???d first consider soil issues, drainage and pH. Next I???d look for nematodes such as grape root borer. Grapes need at least two-three years before letting them produce grapes. The idea is to develop the roots to establish and trunks to be trained to the trellis. Pinch off any flower clusters in the first and second years. Let one cluster flower per shoot in the third year. After that you will see much more vigorous growth and cluster counts, also larger clusters. Reliance is very vigorous and will need dormant pruning in late winter or very early spring. Train to spurs with 2 buds per spur.
when is the best time to plant?
Frankie L on Sep 6, 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!
can i plant grapes as late as november....which is your shipping date for me in 02360?
elaine m on Aug 20, 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!
How big are the plants when sold?
Amy H on Apr 29, 2020
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. Our grapes will typically take 2-3 years after planting to reach maturity and bear fruit.
Can this grape be used for jelly?
Belinda M on Apr 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: It can, however it???s commonly a table grape.
You???re location?
Bud B on Feb 17, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Stark Bro's is located in Louisiana, MO.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Approximately how many bunches of grapes are on one vine?
Lindsay on Apr 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Rather than bunches, grape yield is measured in pounds. You can expect 10-15 lbs. of grapes from a mature vine that is properly fed and watered, and that gets adequate sunlight.
Can you plant Reliance and Somerset seedless grapes next to each other, or will cross-pollination be a problem?
C D on Feb 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You can plant them near one another. Occasionally a problem arises over time, when a seeded variety is planted near a seedless variety, but these are both seedless so it's not an issue. In fact, you'll get more/larger clusters on both varieties.
I don't have full sun 75% which will grow best sweet seedless grapes ?
Jerry on Jul 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Ours are still maturing, but we only have about 75% sun too. And they seem to be doing fine.
I am going to plant one each of this, seedless concord, marquis, and Canadice. How far apart should I plant each one? I plan to do a "traditional" trellis with interspersed 4x4 treated posts and training wires at approx. 3 and 5 1/2 ft height.
icicleadventure on May 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The ideal spacing width for these vines if 6-8' apart.
I received my vines this season and they have already started putting out flowers, should I pinch off flowers to allow the roots to better develope this year?
Amaster865 on Apr 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You are very wise indeed. As hard as it is to do, that is exactly what the vine needs for better production next year.
Is the reliance grape grafted?
wildething on Apr 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Reliance grape is grown as a rooted cutting (on its own root as opposed to grafting onto a different rootstock).
we planted our reliance grape in a partial sunny place will that be ok?
becky w on Mar 8, 2020

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Vigorous grower. The second year produced grapes. The wasps are making holes and eating some of them, unfortunately. Other than the wasps, I'm very happy with this variety. It's growing well in Northern Indiana, in clay soil.
August 27, 2016
Our favorite to eat right off the vine
We purchased in Fall of 2013, and this vine has grown well for us. It is not our most productive vine, but the flavor of the grapes is the best. Note: you have to harvest as they ripen or they will start to fall off.
February 26, 2017
Grows like wild
Got grapes in record time! This plant grows at the speed of a wild vine; plant the bare roots and give about two weeks for it to wake up, then it turns green like someone flipped a switch!
May 6, 2016
Purchased
over 6 years ago
Delicious grapes that were the talk of our neighborhood.
We live in Sonoma County, a grape growing region. Lots of other families in our neighborhood also grow table grapes. Without a doubt, our Reliance grapes were the best in the neighborhood. They were sweet and delicious. We received so many compliments! The vine was vigorous and very productive.
May 24, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Reliance and Concord vines
Last year we planted these two types of grapes and the vines grew very well, approximately 10-12 feet. They are coming back with a vengeance this year and look great! I would recommend these two types. I am rating them 4 because we haven't had any fruit yet to rate.
May 18, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Wonderful taste and a great grower.
great stand alone grape. Planted it in spring of 2015, late summer 2016 I have wonderful delicious grapes. Just reach up and pick for easy snacking. Easy to grow, I have trained it on my archway. It looks gorgeous with the large green leaves and the pretty red grapes. Stood up well in Central Wisconsin winter.
September 20, 2016
Purchased
over 6 years ago
Seedless grapes
These are wonderful but do require some knowledge when pruning. Do your research and you'll have an amazing harvest.
May 19, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Reliance Seedless Grapes
I live in middle Tennessee. I purchased and planted last spring. This spring it is growing great.
May 15, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Reliance Seedless Grape
I've had good luck growing the Reliance in South Central Kansas. Very good flavor and withstands the temperature extremes.
May 9, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Reliance Seedless Grape
All varieties have grown well and look very healthy at this time. I would recommend any of them for purchase. A recent hail storm did some serious damage to them but they look like they will survive.
May 16, 2016
Purchased
over 6 years ago