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Grape 'Lakemont' Seedless

Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit!

The ‘Lakemont’ Seedless Grapes are delicious eaten fresh and have a very honey-like taste. This variety produces an extremely heavy crop with large bunches of medium-sized fruits that mature to a golden yellow color and have a sweet flavor. This grape is very winter hardy!

‘Lakemont’ is a white table grape and part of the “Three Sisters” group, consisting of ‘Himrod’, ‘Lakemont’, and ‘Interlaken’. All are named after cities in the Great Lakes region of North America. ‘Lakemont’ ripens later than the other two “sisters”, but it is sweeter, has bigger fruit, and has a slightly different flavor. Some nurseries claim that ‘Lakemont’ is more productive than both ‘Himrod’ and ‘Interlaken’.

The vines are allowed to run as they will the first year and the posting or staking is done the second or third year when you will prune heavily, leaving only 2 or 3 buds on the strongest stem. As it grows, you'll keep only the most vigorous sprout to form the main stem. Shallow cultivation and mulching are beneficial.

Plant Details +

Botanical Vitis 'Lakemont'
Height 4-6'
Spacing 12'
Hardiness Zones 5-8
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Large, dark green
Fruit Called white but fruit is light-green in color
Harvest Late Summer

General Information +

General Characteristics: 'Lakemont' is an American grape variety. It is a woody, deciduous, tendril-climbing vine which will typically grow 15-20' long unless pruned shorter. Panicles of fragrant, greenish flowers in spring are followed by clusters of white seedless grapes which ripen in midseason (early September in USDA Zone 5). Considered to be a good grape for wine, fresh eating, juice or jellies. Large, shallowly-three-lobed, green foliage. The ripe fruit is attractive to some hornets and wasps. Grapes are primarily grown for fruit production in home fruit gardens where ornamental interest is not a concern. However, grapes do in fact have good ornamental value: bold summer foliage, some fall color, showy fruit and shaggy, twisted trunking and branching often best seen in winter. When grown on fences, walls, trellises, arbors or other structures, grapes can be quite attractive year-round and can provide good cover, screening, or shade to areas around the home.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the roots meet the stem) is about 1-2" below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Fertilize when planting. Best grown in deep, loamy, medium wet, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, including average garden soils, but must have good drainage. Best sited in a location sheltered from winter winds (preferably a southern facing slope) and well removed from frost pockets. Self-pollinating. Grapes need a support system, training, regular spraying and regular pruning to maximize fruit production.

Pests or Diseases: Grape plants require a fair amount of maintenance and pruning. If given the proper amount of care, these wonderful fruits will provide you and your family with years of pleasure.