The Grape 'Fredonia', Vitis labrusca 'Fredonia', is the best of the seedless black grapes! The fruits are large and sweet with a spicy flavor, and blooms in late spring to early summer. Ripening in very late summer, the clusters of deep blue grapes of 'Fredonia' are great for fresh eating, jelly, juice and wine. This grape is similar to Concord and it ripens earlier with larger grapes.
Fredonia requires full sun, medium water, and good drainage. Well cared for, this plant can remain productive for 40 years or longer. The vines should only be pruned in the winter. Fredonia are in the bunch grape family and cross pollination takes place if only one vine is planted.
A Fredonia grapevine is a great landscape plant. It is a climber that is perfect as a woodland border or a handsome accent for outdoor arbors. The vine requires average care and thrives in full sun. It also does well in multiple soil types.
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. Fredonia are 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.
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Vitis labrusca 'Fredonia'|
|Mature Height||8 feet|
|Soil Type||Well drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|