Brambleberry Farm
Brambleberry Permaculture Farm LLC

Grapes (Vitis spp.)

Grapes are climbers and perform best when trained to a trellis and pruned heavily each year; otherwise the fruits succumb to various rots and mildews (unless you live in a drier climate). Some growers like to avoid building a trellis and train a grape vine onto a fruit tree (if you do this make sure you prune the grape back severely every year or it will overtake the tree; also prune off all tendrils each year or they will girdle the tree branches). Standard spacing is 8’ apart in row on a trellis. Best in spots with full-sun and plenty of airflow. 

Quart pots $6; gallon* pots $12+tax

 

‘CONCORD' Blue Seeded Grape (Vitis spp.): Deep blue seeded grape.  Really decent for eating fresh (in my opinion), but in most people's opinion best for juice and jelly because of the large seeds and tart, strong flavor.  Welch's Grape Juice is made from Concord grapes.  Vigorous, disease-resistant plant, great for slightly shady or neglected spots where other grapes could not perform.  Likes hot summers and ripens late in the season--not for short season or cool summer areas.  Full Sun to Part Shade.  Size & Price: Quart pots $6; gallon* pots $12 +tax  

 

‘CANADICE' pink-red seedless table grape Seedless Table Grape (Vitis spp.): Pinkish-red seedless table grape.  Spicy flavor.  Early ripening, can work in shorter summer areas.  Some disease resistance.  Full Sun to Part Shade.  Size & Price: Quart pots $6; gallon* pots $12 +tax  

 

‘MARS' Blue Seedless Grape Seedless Table Grape (Vitis spp.): Dark blue seedless table grape.  Large berries, high yield and full flavor.  Resistant to several major diseases and late to bud out in the spring, so less likely to get frosted.  Vigorous grower.  Fruit is slipskin, meaning it has a thicker skin and most folks squeeze the pulp out and throw the skin. I prefer to eat it all!  Full Sun.  Size & Price: Quart pots $6; gallon* pots $12 +tax  


‘RELIANCE' Pink Seedless Table Grape (Vitis spp.): Light pink seedless table grape.  Incredibly flavorful and sweet with a wonderful floral quality to its fruit.  Hard to leave any for juice or jelly since you ate all of them fresh!  Very cold-hardy and resistant to black rot.  Vigorous grower, quick to establish.  Full Sun.  Size & Price: Quart pots $6; gallon* pots $12 +tax   

 

‘SWEET SEDUCTION' Yellow Seedless Grape Seedless Table Grape (Vitis spp.): Delicious golden-yellow seedless table grape.  Light muscat flavor adds a pleasing complexity to the sweet floral tones of the ripe berries.  Has done well here so far the past two years, resisting black rot more than other varieties.  Full Sun.  Size & Price: Quart pots $6; gallon* pots $12 +tax  


 

Hardy Kiwis (Actinidia arguta)   

Kiwis for the North!  Not as large as the fuzzy kiwifruit, but with smooth, edible skin, much sweeter, and unbelievable flavor!  Taste almost perfumed with floral qualities.  Vines are breathtakingly beautiful with bright green leaves and red stems.  Trellis these in the garden or on your house for an edible and beautiful vine.  Can take shade but will fruit best in half-day to full sun (prefers afternoon shade if possible).  Vines grow fast and become very tenacious once established ('Issai' is somewhat smaller).   Needs sturdy trellis.   Male and female plants needed for pollination (except for ‘Issai’ which is self-fertile) but only one male needed for 8 females (keep within 50' of male).  Space 15' apart on trellis.

Quart pots $6; gallon* pots $12; 2-gallon* pots $22 +tax

 

‘ANNANASNAYA' Female Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta): Late season.  Developed in Russia, known to be one of the most productive varieties.  Name means “pineapple-like” in Russian.  Steady producer and easy to grow.  Fruits are round-oblong, and very sweet.  Needs male for pollination.  Zones 5-8.  Full Sun.  Size & Price: Quart pots $6; gallon* pots $12 +tax  

 

‘DUMBARTON OAKS' Female Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta): One of the earliest ripening kiwis, about 3 weeks earlier than 'Annanasnaya'.  Oblong, ribbed (like little pumpkins) very sweet fruits.  Needs male for pollination.  Zones 5-8.  Full Sun.  Size & Price: Quart pots $6; gallon* pots $12 +tax  

 

‘ISSAI' Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta): Slightly smaller plant and self-fertile.  Fruits at a younger age than our other kiwis--often fruiting in their pots their second year.  Great for smaller trellises and where there is no room for a male as well.  Will produce more fruits with a male.  Green stems rather than red, so a little less showy but still gorgeous.  Fruits are longer and more "barrel shaped” than ‘Annanasnaya’, but still just as sweet and tasty.  Space 8' apart on trellis.  Technically zones 6-9, but we've had zero issues with hardiness here in southern Indiana.  Full Sun.  Size & Price: Quart pots $6 +tax  

 

‘KEN'S RED' Female Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta): Fruit red-skinned and red-fleshed when ripe.  One of the largest fruited hardy kiwis (still much smaller than fuzzy kiwis).  Sets large crops and may become alternate-year bearing for this reason (bears a crop every other year).  Needs male for pollination.  Zones 6-9.  Full Sun.  Size & Price: Quart pots $6; gallon* pots $12 +tax  

 

MALE Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta): Pollinator for all our A. arguta varieties (all that we carry), not for A. kolomikta or A. deliciosa.  Grows as large as Annanasnaya but can be kept pruned back if you need the space.  Will not form fruit, solely for pollination.  Zones 5-8.  Full Sun.  Size & Price: Quart pots $6; gallon* pots $12 +tax  


We do not ship plants.  To reserve plants please either call us at 812-723-5259 or email  us , and schedule an appointment to pick them up. We can also DELIVER for a fee to our general region.                  

*size designations are nominal. We use “trade gallons” (which are slightly less than a gallon) as well as recycled pots that may vary in exact size.   There are a limited number of two gallon plants available – first come first serve.