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Valiant Grape vs Northern Red Currant

Vitis cv. Valiant

Ribes triste

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Valiant Grape
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Reported to be one of the hardiest of all grape varieties. This variety will produce bluish red clusters of grapes that are great for jellies and juice. Grapes have long been used to cover arbors and trellises.

This is a self-pollinating variety so only one plant is required to set fruit. Many like this variety for fresh eating as it is similar to concord grapes.

Grapes are a higher maintenance species requiring regular care and pruning. Unchecked and uncared for grapes can spread, be eaten by birds, and have lesser yields.

Applying a thick layer of mulch can help these vines overwinter better.

The Northern Red Currant is also known as the Swamp Red currant due to its preference for moist soil. As long as the soil is wet, this shrub can live in any degree of sunlight.

The currant itself is a bright red-purple berry enjoyed by many animals and some people for its sour flavour, similar to garden red currants. The flowers of this shrub are tiny and red or greenish-purple.

VALIANT GRAPE QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2b
Zone: 1a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.8 m (2.5 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: leaves turn yellow
Berries: bluish red clusters of grapes that ripen in early fall
Berries: small shiny, sour, bright red berries
Flowers: drooping clusters of redish or greenish purple in may-june
Bark: new green twigs become smooth and reddish brown, bark begins to peel over time
Growth rate: very fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: high
Suckering: none





Other Names: swamp red currant


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