Vitis x ‘Marquette’
|Height: 8-12′||Width: 8-10′|
|Sun: Full Sun||Zone: 3|
Fast-growing, cold hardy grape plant with excellent disease resistance. Tall, climbing habit with lobed, green foliage that turns yellow in fall. Small spring flowers are followed by medium to large clusters of small, seeded, blue-back with bloom grapes. Fruit has a sweet, mild grape taste: let ripen on vine to reduce acidity. Ripens in September. Great for wine making (red wine) and juicing. Requires a support structure. Plant in a wind-sheltered, sunny, southern location. Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Fertilize with a good compost or all purpose fertilizer in spring before new growth emerges. In fall, prune back most of the plant to ensure good production, leaving at least 8 buds; remove the vines that remain standing from the trellis and lie them on the ground for snow cover (or provide a cover) and good winter protection. Pruning back 70-90% of plant in late winter/early spring, before new growth, emerges is also acceptable as grapes produce fruit on new wood and any winter damage can then be pruned away.
Available in select potted sizes.