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Niagara Grape VineVitis labrusca 'Niagara'

  • Niagara Grape Vine - Vitis 'Niagara'

Large and juicy, Niagara grapes are a staple for making white grape juice. They also work well for fresh eating and wine. The vines produce bunches of greenish-white grapes with a sweet and tangy flavor that ripen in late August to early September.

Learn more about planting and caring for your grape vines.

Learn more about home fruit production grape culture  and creating a grape trellis from the Missouri Extension Agent.

Hardiness Zones

The niagara grape vine can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 5–8. View Map

Tree Type

Vine

Mature Size

The Niagara grape grows to a height of 5–7' and a spread of around 8–10' at maturity.

Growth Speed Medium Growth Rate

This tree grows at a medium rate, with height increases of 13–24" per year.

Sun Preference

Full sun is the ideal condition for this tree, meaning it should get at least 6 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.

Soil Preference

The Niagara grape prefers deep, acidic (pH 5.0-6.5), well-drained, sandy soil but will tolerate a wide range of soil types except alkaline and wet.

Attributes

This vine:
  • Produces bunches of large, juicy grapes that are greenish-white in color with a sweet and tangy flavor.
  • Yields ripe fruit typically in late August or early September.
  • Is self-fertile, but planting more than one vine is recommended for the best crop.
  • Has a chill hours (CU) requirement of 100. (Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32° and 45° F in a typical winter season.)
  • Grows in a prostrate shape.
  • Requires a strong trellis, fence or arbor for support.
  • Should be planted 6–8' apart.