Frontenac Grape
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Frontenac™ Grape

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Flourishing Fantastic Frontenac Grape

  • Perfect For Homemade Red Wine
  • High Sugar Levels
  • Extremely Cold Hardy
  • Attractive Clusters of Deep Violet Grapes
  • White Blooms
  • Resistance to Powdery Mildew and Near-Immunity to Downy Mildew

Cheers to one of the best wine grapes you can grow! The Frontenac Grape (Vitis riparia 'Frontenac') is a French/American hybrid developed to withstand the most frigid winters and come back ready to blossom and fruit unlike any other. These deep bluish violet grapes are a joy to look at and a pleasure to eat.

Frontenac Grapes fruit their hearts out. In late summer, this reliable producer becomes flocked with loads of heavier clusters that are easy to harvest and process. At first glance, you may mistake these grapes for bunches of blueberries--they're so richly colored. But as soon as you pop one of these blue-black grapes in your mouth, you will understand why this variety is beloved among grape growers.

The Frontenac Grape isn't just delicious fresh off the vine. They make amazing homemade wine! When pressed and processed, these grapes create a dry wine with hints of cherry black currant, plum, and chocolate. If you like sweet wines, roses, and ports, you will adore these juicy grapes.

Not only is the Frontenac Grape's wine excellent, but it's striking, as well. The juice from Frontenac Grapes is deep red to violet and will pair perfectly with chocolate desserts.

While many grape varieties suffer from powdery mildew and botrytis, this tenacious cultivar is a model for health, resisting these issues and standing strong in frigid winters.

With high sugar and acid levels, the University of Minnesota outdid themselves when creating this superior grape variety. Don't miss your chance to sink your teeth into these sweet grapes and fully dive into winemaking. Frontenac Grapes sell out fast, so hop on your chance to grow your own.

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Frontenac™ Grape Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Botanical Name Vitis x 'Frontenac'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread Varies
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Green, White
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune Late Winter
Fragrant Yes