Concord Blue Grape
America's Favorite Grape!
Concord is a seeded grape, with big blue globes "frosted" with white and large edible seeds. The skin removes easily, and the fruit is wonderfully fragrant, even from a distance. The flavor is sweet and soft -- absolutely addictive!
This is a versatile grape, serving well for fresh eating, juicing, preserving, and wine-making. The vine produces very well in any sunny setting, and lives for decades. Disease-resistant and adaptable, it earns its reputation with each delicious harvest. Expect it to reach 10 to 20 feet long within a decade. Zones 5-9.
|Item Form||Pack of 3|
|Zone||5 - 9|
|Plant Height||10 ft - 20 ft|
|Plant Width||5 ft|
|Additional Characteristics||Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Fragrance, Heirloom, Native|
|Foliage Color||Medium Green|
|Harvest Season||Early Fall|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Border, Cuisine, Outdoor, Vines and Climbers|
|Restrictions||California, Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Washington|
The dry, sparse appearance of bareroot perennials can be alarming to the novice gardener, but in reality ordering bare root is often the smarter choice. Foliage and blooms can be seductive, but the health and long-term potential of a plant truly lies in its roots. Bareroot plants have several advantages over plants in containers—bare roots are less likely to be harmed in the shipping process, their timing is easier to control, and they are field-grown for larger, healthier root systems. This why Wayside Gardens has had great success with bare root plants, and you can too!
It is safer to ship plants in bareroot form because there is no risk in harming new growth, and therefore the plant actually has a better chance of making it safely into the customer’s garden.
And thanks to refrigerated storage, the timing of bareroot perennials can be precisely controlled. “(Bareroot perennials) are dormant,” explains JPPA Lead Horticulturist Benjamin Chester, “But as soon as they leave the refrigerated storage they’ll begin breaking dormancy.” And once the plant ‘wakes up’, it is ready to begin the growing season in earnest, which means it will quickly catch up to the level of container plants.
The most important benefit of bareroot perennials is that they can be field grown rather than confined to containers. The bareroot Cherry Cheesecake Hibiscus pictured hereperfectly illustrates the difference between a field-grown perennial and a containerized one. Wayside Gardens used to offer this variety in a quart container, like the Monarda next to it. But the Hibiscus was simply too cramped in that space, so Wayside switched to growing it in the earth and selling it bare root. The result is a thick, fibrous mass of roots that used to fill up several cubic feet of soil and which, even in its bare, pruned form would be too large to fit back into the 1 Quart container. What a difference a little space makes! While small and slow-growing cultivars can start well in containers, large and vigorous cultivars need more room to stretch out and develop a solid root system.