The Beta Grape, Vitis 'Beta', has compact clusters of medium-sized berries. Beta is a blue-black grape with good quality fruit for jellies, jams and juices. It is a vigorous grower that is a very heavy, dependable producer.
Ripening in mid September, Beta is a small, seeded American grape variety and a woody, deciduous, tendril climbing vine which typically grows 15-20' long unless pruned shorter. It is best grown in deep, loamy, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun.
This grape tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, but must have good drainage. It is extremely cold hardy, but needs a location sheltered from winter winds and well removed from frost pockets. It has been grown in Finland and Minnesota.
Grapes are primarily grown for fruit production in home fruit gardens where they provide good ornamental value: bold summer foliage, showy fruit, some fall color and shaggy, twisted trunking and branching often best seen in winter.
Grapes need a good support system like fences, walls, trellises, arbors or other structures. The grape vines can be quite attractive year-round and can provide good cover, screening, or shade to areas around the home.
Considered to be a good grape for juices and jellies. The flowers are attractive to bees. Birds love grapes, so be sure to plant some to share.
* Blue Black Grape
* Dependable Producer
* Cold Hardy
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Vitis 'Beta'|
|Mature Height||8 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 20 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|