In order of ripening at Skipley Farm:
INTERLAKEN, HIMROD, JUPITER, RELIANCE, EINSET, MARS, CANADICE, VENUS, GLENORA, SWEET SHELLY, FLAME, DELIGHT, LAKEMONT
MADELEINE ANGEVINE, SIEGERREBE, CHASSELLA, DORNFELDER, REGENT, AGRIA, ZWEIGELT, ISLE BELLE, DELAWARE, PINOT PRECOCE, PINOT NOIR, STEUBEN, BUFFALO, ALDEN
We are always adding to our collection
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
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
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.
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 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’.
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.
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.
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.
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