Grape 'Elvira', Vitis labrusca 'Elvira', is a white-fruited variety and great for the northern climate and recommended for difficult growing areas. Producing medium berries, it is vigorous and hardy, ripening with Concord and being resistant to mildew.
Elvira grapes make good, crisp white wine and the wonderful flavor pairs well with roast duck or other wild game. Elvira is a white variety of Vitis labrusca and Vitis riparia parentage.
This white grape needs sunlight and high temperatures to ripen, so plant on southern slopes, the south side of windbreaks, or the south sides of buildings. Plant in the spring in deep, well-drained soils; avoid standing water in the spring.
This vine has good ornamental value with bold summer foliage, some fall color, showy fruit, and shaggy branching, Elvira grape plants can be quite attractive all year round since they drape elegantly over fences or through lattices.
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Vitis 'Elvira'|
|Mature Height||15- 20|
|Mature Spread||8-10 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|