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.