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Reliance Seedless Grape

Available Spring 2017

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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.

Recommended Pollinators

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.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I love these in my fruit salad. Just had to have them.
LEEESTA S on Jun 1, 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
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 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
Sounded like it would be more compact and I am short on space.
Stephanie B L on May 3, 2016
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!!!
Aprilanna on May 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. I'm sorry to hear about your plants. There are several types of pests or insects that can attack grape vines. I would recommend treating with GardenTech?? Sevin?? Concentrate Bug Killer. Be sure to follow the directions carefully on the label for when and how to use.
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.
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: Have you looked into the grape issue called "bunch stem necrosis"? It is thought to be nutrient and/or weather related, which could be the reason there are no signs of fungal infection and why Immunox doesn't help.
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).
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!

Customer Reviews

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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 2 years ago
Reliance Seedless Grape
So far so good. They made it through a pretty cold winter this year. Teens and single digits day and night for a good 3 weeks. Hopefully we will be enjoying grapes this year.
May 5, 2016
Purchased
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
Sweet
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
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 2 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
1 year ago
Reliant
Lovely grape but too young to have fruit yet. It survived our sub-zero winter freezes past two years.
May 5, 2016
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
1 year ago
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