Grapes

In order of ripening at Skipley Farm:

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SEEDLESS:

INTERLAKEN, HIMROD, JUPITER, RELIANCE, EINSET, MARS, CANADICE, VENUS, GLENORA, SWEET SHELLY, FLAME, DELIGHT, LAKEMONT

WITH SEEDS:

MADELEINE ANGEVINE, SIEGERREBE, CHASSELLA, DORNFELDER, REGENT, AGRIA, ISLE BELLE, DELAWARE, PINOT PRECOCE, PINOT NOIR, STEUBEN, BUFFALO, ALDEN

We are always adding to our collection

Grapes grow in Western Washington extremely well, just give them full sun! Like Figs and Kiwi. There are at least 15 different seedless “Table Grapes” that succeed. In the order of ripening I have listed these here. At the bottom of the list you will find cultural notes-how to grow.

Plants for sale are 1 and 2 year old in liners ( 2.5″ tube pots), 1 gallon and 2 gallon pots; occassionally a larger older plant in a 2 or 5 gallon pot with fruit.

Cuttings: Barerot,All varieties available Feb-May $5 each, callused by March.

Liners: Available May to August. CUTTINGS $5; $10 ea

Gallons: Available year-round: 18-24″ staked $15ea

2 Gallons: Available year-round: 24-36″ staked $24ea fruiting

Fruiting: Call for availability: 2 gallon $28; 5 gallon $35ea fruiting

Interlaken

Earliest Green/Gold sweet seedless French Hybrid. Ripe in August. Up to 25% sugar. Raisins! Fresh in salad, frozen ice pop beads. A smaller tight cluster grape that you can eat like an apple-biting into the cluster. Not flavorful enough for jam or juice but the the best early reliable grape we grow in the coolest of sites.

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Earliest seedless grape that grows successfully in the coolest parts of the country-even in shade! we always have plants to share and grapes to pick in August.

Jupiter

Next to ripen in the order. A curious blend of Muscat grape and French/American. Nice bouquet in a large, red loose-cluster bunch grape that proves seedless and free of disease-even late into the fall rains. A strong plant.

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That’s dark purple Jupiter and golden Interlaken in this pickers’ basket

Reliance

Reliance is a beauty. That’s the two-tone pink-green/gold grape. Mild and sweet, lower sugar for those with blood sugar concerns, very juicy, tender, mid to late September, and it’s super productive. We have one that threaded itself into a clear covered area where it’s hotter and it ripens a month earlier. The dark grapes are seeded Agria

Einset

This grape sports a strawberry-like flavor. Red, loose bunch, disease free. Sweet and juicy, a favorite here at Skipley Farm. I think it’s my favorite.

Canadice

Medium-large 6-8″ tight clusters of firm light red, sweet fruit. The durable bunches and firm berries have a mild cherry flavor and are good combined with cheese and hold up well in fruit salad. As most French hybrids hardiness is typically to USDA zone 4-8. Moderate resistance to Black rot and mildew.

Dornfelder

Dornfelder is of German origin. Very dark tight clusters of not too sweet nutritious disease resistant seeded grapes. Wine flavors of Blackberry, cherry, plum, often blended with Pinot. It’s acidity and light sweetness are finished best as a ‘Dry’. Jam in 2021 was ‘vintage’.

Mars

Dark, almost black, loose cluster of multiple sized perfectly round fruitlets, like 8mm to 18mm. Sweet, weakly Muscat overtones like Jupiter-the ‘planet series’ coming out of the U. of Arkansas breeding. They are all very disease resistant and early enough for Northern Maritime climates.

Venus

Another blue grape, varies in quality here. But after 8 years it has settled down and giving nice crops annually. Like Reliance this grape is more tender-easy to pop off the stem. Nicely balanced sweet-tart.

Glenora

Most complex of flavors, dark blue with hazy bloom. One of the later grapes that has a nice chewy texture and holds up well in storage. More Vitus Labrusca genetics give Glenora more hardiness as well as lending flavor.

Delight

Crispiest of the green>golden grapes, very late, huge clusters can be over 2 pounds. More french genetics in this vine make it very adaptable to ‘tree-form’. Strong, thick creamy white canes are ornamental in winter. ‘Spur pruning’ is common. Hardy only to zone 7b-about 5-10°F

Here is a simple training for new vines from WSU Growing Wine Grapes EM068E

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