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Jahns Prairie Gooseberry vs Somerset Grape

Ribes oxyacanthoides Jahns Prairie

Vitis Somerset

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Jahns Prairie Gooseberry
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Jahns Prairie Gooseberry produces large, delicious red fruit.

Found in the Red Deer River valley by Dr. Otto Jahn in 1984. This cultivar was found to resist insects and disease, tolerate frost, and produce high quality fruit.

The Somerset Grape is a cold-hardy variety that is sweet, with a hint of a strawberry taste and tender skin, making them excellent for fresh eating. The grapes grow throughout the summer and go from a light pink and deepen in color as they ripen. The grapes will be at their peak sweetness in mid to late September, making that the best time for harvest.

The Somerset Grape is considered a seedless variety. Occasionally the fruit will contain seeds, but they are soft and barely noticeable. The grapes themselves are a bit smaller than the average size you’d find in the grocery store, however the cluster is compact and quite big. This vine is best supported with a trellis.

JAHNS PRAIRIE GOOSEBERRY QUICK FACTS

SOMERSET GRAPE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: yellow
Berries: red-pink berries
Harvest: mid to late July
Harvest: Early to mid september
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: none