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Vitis 'Catawba'

Plant Type: Hostas

Medium sized, coppery red, seedless fruit on a medium to large cluster harvested late season; late September through mid-October. Flavor is full and sweet. Good for table use, jam, and jelly. Prized for wine and champagne. Vigorous, hardy, productive vines. Fruit keeps until December. Catawba grapes produce light-colored juice in various shades of pink, with flavor characteristics of the native vitis labrusca. They’re used in rosT and white still wines, as well as in inexpensive sparkling wines.


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

This grape is a deciduous vine that is used for fruit, wine and shade. A single grapevine produces enough new growth every year to roof an arbor, arch a walkway, or shade over a terrace or deck. To produce quality grapes, choose a variety that fits your climate, prune it regularly, and train it carefully. Grapevines also require full sun, medium water, and good drainage. Well cared for, they can remain productive for 50 years or longer. The vines should only be pruned in the winter. Black rot is the most destructive fungus disease of grapes. Downy mildew and powdery mildew can also be a problem as well as the following insect pests: grape berry moth, grape flea beetle, grapevine beetle, sphinx caterpillar, grape root worm and Japanese beetle.


Flower Color

white

Foliage Color

green

Plant Spread

15 - 25 ft.

Good Companions

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N/A

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Hardness Zone

4-8

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