Niagara Grape


Niagara Grape is the most popular cultivar of white seedless grapes. Niagara can be grown wherever there is direct sun and sufficient air circulation. Train grapes overhead onto shade arbors, outdoor living spaces or fence lines. Fruit is sweet and juicy, not acidic like some white varieties. Niagara grapes are well suited for jellies, juices and table use. Ripens mid-season. Due to state restrictions, we cannot ship this item to Arizona, Idaho, Nevada or New York.

  • Scientific Name: Vitis labrusca ‘Niagara’
  • USDA Zone: 4 – 8
  • Average growth: Up to 15′ a year
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun

Planting/Care Instructions

Before planting, have your soil tested to see what amendments are needed. Click this link to check your frost dates: Frost Dates. Check the light preferences for your plant and choose your plot accordingly. Even if you have the perfect soil and ideal location, you still need to choose the right time of the year depending on what you are planting.

When you receive your plant, soak the root ball in water for 20 minutes upon arrival before planting or potting. Gently break up the root ball. This will help the roots of the plant to grow out into the soil. Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball of your plant. Fill in the hole tightly with soil to avoid any air pockets. Add a bit of slow-release fertilizer to help new plants to grow quickly. Fertilize per manufacturer instructions. Be sure to water your plants until they are established. In addition, pull weeds out when they appear. They take nutrients from the soil.

Additionally, allow the grape vines to run freely for the first year. After that time, grapes will need  sure to have a sturdy trellis or other support system. This makes it easier to get to the grapes and keeps down the possibility of downy mildew. Mulching the plants is helpful.

Pruning grapes is very important. The fruit of grape vines grow off of one year old canes. If you do not prune enough and have too many old canes, you’ll get fewer grapes. But if you prune vines back completely every year, you get lots of new growth with few grapes. Pruning should be done in late winter when the plant is dormant, usually around March. If you have trouble keeping up with your pruners, check out our locally hand-made leather pruner holster here.

Lastly, enjoy your Niagara Grape plants and your time in the garden!

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Please Note: We currently do not ship plants to Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon or Washington. These states have strict shipping regulations against pests from other states. Extended transit time is also a factor in this decision. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Many factors influence which plants will thrive in a given location. Heat, cold, and elevation are just a few that can have a big impact.
Plants may have been recently potted up and have not completely rooted in. Please grow them in the pots one full growing season before planting in the ground.

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