The Canadice Grape, Vitis 'Canadice', is a very good red seedless variety with compact fruit clusters of large berries with a flavor similar to Delaware Grapes. Canadice is hardy to -20 F, very vigorous with good winter hardiness. It is a woody, deciduous, tendril climbing vine which typically grows 15-20 feet long, unless pruned shorter.
Ripening in mid-September hrough October, it is considered to be a good grape for fresh eating. With its large, shallowly-three-lobed, green foliage, it has flowers that are attractive to bees and ripe fruit is attractive to some hornets and wasps. This grape tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, but must have good drainage.
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. A single grapevine produces enough new growth every year to roof an arbor, arch a walkway, or shade over a terrace or deck. The grape vines can be quite attractive year-round and can provide good cover, screening, or shade to areas around the home.
Grapes need full sunlight and high temperatures to ripen, so plant on southern slopes, the south side of windbreaks, or the south sides of buildings. Birds love grapes, so be sure to plant some to share.
*Hardy to - 20 F
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Vitis 'Canadice'|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|