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Catawba Grape

Sweet, spicy flavor

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 15 - 20 feet
  • Zone: 4-7
  • Flowering Date: Blooms in June. Harvest in late summer to fall
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Catawba Grape

Description
This spicy-flavored, slipskin grape forms medium-sized, round, purplish-red fruits that grow vigorously along trailing vines. Prior to the introduction of Concord, Catawba Grape was the most popular grape cultivated in the U.S. and was prominently used for wine production in the mid 19th century. Grapes develop in medium to large, well-formed clusters. Capitalize on the distinct flavor of Catawba by crafting your own Rosé and sparkling wine, juices and jellies! Catawba Grape ships established in its own 1 gallon pot. Vitis Iabrusca 'Catawba'
Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameVitis 'Catawba'
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun
  • State RestrictionsAE AK CA GU HI ID OR PR WA
  • Spread8 - 15 feet
  • Spacing6 - 8 feet
  • Hardiness Zone4-7
  • Flowering DateBlooms in June. Harvest in late summer to fall
  • Planting InstructionsDig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Set the crown at soil level, firm soil and water thoroughly.
  • Winter CareA winter mulch is advantageous in colder climates.
  • Flower Color:green
  • Flower FormSmall, 5 petaled, held in narrow panicles. Not ornamental.
  • Foliage TypeBold-textured, oval-cordate, deep gren leaves, 4-6" long
  • Soil RequirementWell-drained, humus enriched soil.
  • PruningPrune in winter for best fruit production. Follow instructions in the planting guide. Winter, when plant is dormant but before the temperatures become too cold.
  • Unique CharactersticsA showy, edible plant. Attracts birds but is deer and rabbit resistant. Grapes of this species are noted for having slipskins (skin easily slips off when a grape is squeezed) and a foxy smell and flavor. (Missouris Botanical Gardens)
  • Shipped1 GALLON POT
  • Height/Habit15 - 20 feet
  • Growth RateFast once established, which takes approximately 4 - 6 weeks.
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2018 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone 1-Gallon Pots & More
1A-10B 07/16/2018 – 11/2/2018
Last Order Date 10/29/2018

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