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We thank you for your pratronage through the last 26 years. Bill Ford is available for consultation and presentations. Please feel free to use the following pages for reference. Happy gardening!
The old favorite blue-black grape that has been around for generations. One of the best grape for making jelly and juice, as easiest for the home orchardist to grow. Ripens first part of September. Zones 5-8
Amber colored grape that is very vigorous and productive. The fruit clusters are very compact and delicious to eat fresh, or used for wine. Ripens first part of September. Zones 5-8
The Catawba grape dates back to the early 1800's being found along the Catawba River in NC. The red grapes have a crisp flesh that is very sweet, and juicy. Great for fresh eating, juice and a pretty pink wine. The vine is vigorous and productive.
Brilliant is a great addition to any garden that may endure heat and drought, and who doesn't? The grapes are large with a whitish bloom over a translucent red colored thin skin. The tender flesh is melting and delicious. Preferred for fresh eating. The large leaves are quite ornamental with a silvery underside. Ripens mid-late July. Zones 5-9a.
THE BACKYARD BERRY BOOK By Stella Otto
The Backyard Berry Book offers practical, hands-on advice to help any gardener (novice or master gardener) to grow and harvest strawberries, rhubarb, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, grapes, and other small fruit successfully. Small scale farm operators will also find this book helpful. Includes 32 charts,
75+ illustrations, and a seasonal activity calendar.
We highly recommend!
(PP# 13,309) Think of Concord (mild muscat) flavor with large clusters of seedless grapes that ripen evenly to a beautiful blue color. The large firm crisp fruit are great for fresh eating and juice. Jupiter, part of the Univ. of Ark. improved grape series, produces bumper crops of clusters that hang well on vines after reaching maturity. Good vine vigor. The firm crisp fruit are great for fresh eating and juice. Ripens early to mid September. Zones 5-8.
(PP# 12,302) A new addition to our white seedless group, Neptune has large firm grapes with a fruity flavor. Born in large clusters, the sweet fruit are highly resistant to cracking. Use for fresh eating (table). Ripens early-mid August. More cold hardy, growing in Zones 4b-8.
Try Princess to extend your picking time through October. These large white seedless grapes are sweet, and the fruit hold well on the vine and in storage. Good for fresh eating, raisin and wine. Ripens late Sept.-mid Oct., after Himrod. Zones 7-9a
A very sweet pink seedless grape for fresh eating. The medium sized fruit are held in large clusters. So large that one of our customers won a blue ribbon at his county fair! The vigorous vines are exceptionally winter hardy and very productive. Zones 5-9.
Again you shall plant vineyards on the mountains of Samaria; the planters shall plant and shall enjoy the fruit. Jeremiah 31:5 (ESV)
Who would have known all the wonderful things that the good Lord has put into those small luscious fruit that we have enjoyed since ancient times? Scientists have identified anthocyanins, catechins, quercetin and resveratrol – all phytonutrients that
are strong disease fighting allies. Kids just think they are fun and tasty! Grapes are self-pollinating, and require deep, slightly acid soils and full sun. Plant vines 8-10 ft. apart on a trellis. Mulch well and water in deeply. Our Grape & Berry Agriform tablets will insure good growth the first year. Bearing begins in 2 years.
Johnson Nursery, Inc.