Easy to grow and eager to fruit, Glenora is the perfect variety for beginners and seasoned "arborists" alike to grow and enjoy! It is highly productive in full sun and loamy to sandy soil -- just give it about 2 inches of water every week throughout the spring and much of the summer, then sit back and watch the huge clusters of fruit mature!
These grapes are simply scrumptious -- blue-black, extra-large, and entirely seedless, with an abundance of sweet juice and a unique spicy underbite. The skin is quite thin, giving you more real grape flavor, and the flesh is firm but tender and juicy-sweet. Until you've tasted this grape straight from your own garden, you won't believe such a combination of flavors could exist in such a small, perfect package!
Glenora begins the season by setting tiny white flowers in spring, followed by the fruit, which is beginning to fully mature by midsummer and can be picked from late summer into fall.
And you can grow Glenora just about anywhere in the country except the far north. It is quite able to hold its own despite heat, humidity, and poor soil, though it prefers a light and sandy mixture for best growth. You'll never have to pamper this grape to get big, satisfying crops!
If given the recommended annual pruning, this vine reaches 8 feet tall and can spread almost indefinitely. It is ideal for training up an arbor, pergola, or trellis. And unlike many other varieties, which were devastated by Phylloxera when this disease spread through the European crops, Glenora is completely resistant to this disease. It also shows superior ability to resist mildew, making it suitable for humid southern climates.
Glenora is a self-pollinating grape, so you need plant only one vine to get fruit. It will begin bearing about 2 years after planting. Give Glenora a try this year and find out just how easy growing your own grapes really is! Zones 5-9.