Somerset Grape

Somerset Grape

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Somerset Grape is an early ripening seedless grape that has a delicious taste similar to a red strawberry. Besides growing fairy well for us there has been positive feedback on its hardiness throughout the prairies. This one is worth a try for cold climate growing with short seasons. One of our premier grapes we have growing in our nursery. Grapes ripen around early September and is hardy to -35. Developed by Elmer Swenson. 

Growers Note:

Lay down vines on ground in autumn before snowfall. This is a successful and recommended technique for cold climate grape growing to protect vines from extreme cold. 

Hardiness Zone: 3

Height at Maturity:


Soil Preference: Well drained 

Light Exposure: Full sun

Pollination: Self-fertile 

Latin Name: Vitis ‘Somerset’