Growing Zones: 7-9 outdoors(hardy down to 10℉) 7-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 12 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 5-8 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- August - September
- Year to Bear:
- Fruits 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Vitis 'Niagara'
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, ID, OR, WA
An Abundant Harvest of Sweet Grapes
Niagara grapes are the most popular commercial cultivar of white grapes on the market.
Now you can enjoy them straight from your own backyard!
Niagaras are sweet to the taste, not acidic like some white grape varieties.
They are commonly used for making wine, jams, jellies, and juice!
Easily trained to climb fences or trellises, Niagara grapes are famous for producing large clusters of grapes.
In fact, in ideal conditions, the Niagara has been known to out perform even the Concord grapevine!
Give this vine a little time and attention, and you won't be able to handle the harvest of delicious Niagara grapes it will produce!
Niagara Grapes Pollination
Niagara Grapess are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Niagara Grapes will drastically increase the size of your crop.
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Customer Reviews & Photos
I ordered two of the Niagara grape vines before spring. I planted them right away and would cover them at night to keep them from the 30 degree nights. They survived the freezing nights very well and I would say that they have doubled in size in just about 10 weeks.
My Niagara Grapes came quick in the mail (in very good shape). They have been in the ground about 3 weeks and look to be in good healthy shape. I've given them much water (per recommendation). Now that it's June hope they thrive during the summer months to come.
In one week i'm getting grapes.Very greatfull.Thanks.
Slow First Year - Took off Second!
My Niagara grapes purchased March 2014 originally were not doing well. After a terrible winter here in NYC I thought they would be dead for sure. They now cover nearly half my house. The grapes are bigger than they look in the picture. A vigorous grower with little care needed they will take over as time passes. Give them a chance.
I have grapes...
Let me say first that I have never grown grapes before and I am an overall novice at trying. I do not purchase grapes to eat unless they are the seedless variety (Just my preference). I decided to purchase Niagara Grapes because they were the only seedless variety offered. The plants arrived very quickly and in excellent shape already bearing small amounts of fruit. I tried a grape (green at the time) and it tasted sour (to be expected). The disappointment to me was that the grape sampled had seeds in it. I planted the two plants that I had ordered and generously fertilized and watered them for the first week or more. The plants are growing however the grapes are turning a reddish purple color which may explain why the grape sampled had seeds in it. If these plants do well I may order some Niagara grapes and finally get the seedless variety that I really want (and paid for originally)
Planting & Care
Niagara Grapes are a white variety that produces large clusters of sweet seedless juicy grapes. This grape is one of the most popular choice for wine, juices, jellies and jams. They have an aromatic smell coming from their medium to large sized globes. The vines can also produce fruits for up to 20 years. This variety known as Vitis Nia performs best in USDA growing zones 7-9 in full sun. Niagara Grapes are fast growers maturing to a height of 12 feet tall and 5-8 in width. They also mature changing from a light green to a pale, yellow-green color.
Location: When planting Niagara grapes, find a location that offers full sun and moist, well-draining soil. Avoid shaded areas as fruit set/production will be reduced in the absence of sun during the growing season. Niagara grapess are a vine and will require some type of trellis to grow on properly.
1) Dig your hole 3 times the width and slightly shallower than the root ball.
2) Loosen the soil, in and around the hole so the roots can easily break through.
3) Use your fingers to separate the roots of your Niagara vine and gently position downward in the hole. The top of the root flare (where the roots end and the trunk begins) should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.
4) Begin to backfill the site, tamping down the soil as you go.
5) Apply water to settle the soil and remove any air pockets that may have formed then mulch to retain soil moisture.
Watering: Water regularly for the first year by giving your plants about 1 inch of water (1-2 gallons) a week. Directly moisten the roots but avoid spraying or misting the grapes. After the vines are a bit more established, they will seldom need watering. Be watchful for leaf drop, this is an early warning sign that you may be over watering.
Pollination: Most species of grape are self-fertile but a good rule of green thumb is to always plant in pairs. This will assure you a healthy yield of fruit come harvest time.
Fertilizing: Apply half cup 10-10-10 fertilizer just after growth begins and again four weeks later. In the second year apply two rounds of fertilizer after spring growth begins, just like in the first year. Apply once annually after 2 years.
Pruning: Balanced pruning maintains the vine’s form, size, vigor, and next season’s fruiting wood. Pruning should be done when the vines are dormant in late winter or early spring. Do not prune when vines could freeze, because the new growth can be brittle and can damage easily. Foliage around the grape clusters can be removed to expose the fruit to sunlight in a short growing season. During your first growing season multiple shoots will begin to grow and the vine may become bushy. Some trim their plants back to just one or two shoots. Others prefer to let them grow so they may have a better selection to choose from during the following winter’s pruning.
Harvesting: Taste is the best determining factor if it’s time to harvest or not. When fruit appears. Test its ripeness by picking a few grapes from different areas and tasting them. If the grapes are sweet, start picking as they ready for harvesting.
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