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Concord Grape VineVitis labrusca 'Concord'

  • Concord Grape Vine - Vitis labrusca
  • Concord Grape Vine - Vitis labrusca
  • Concord Grape Vine - Vitis labrusca
Concord is the traditional grape to make grape jelly and juice. It is also used as a table grape and for wine. The vines produce large clusters of medium-sized, slipskin, blue-black grapes that ripen in mid-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 concord grape vine can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 5–9. View Map

Tree Type


Mature Size

The Concord grape grows to a height of 5–6' 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 six hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.

Soil Preference

The Concord 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.


This vine:
  • Produces large bunches of medium-sized, glossy, slipskin, blue-black grapes. The flesh is green, pulpy and seeded.
  • Yields ripe fruit typically in mid-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.