Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit!
‘Niagara’ is an excellent white variety producing generous clusters of flavorful fruit, plus they are known for their pleasant aroma. The ‘Niagara’ Grape has a very sweet taste that makes it ideal for table use, jams/jellies, juice, wines, and champagnes. ‘Niagara’ ripens mid season and it ranks just below Concord in cold hardiness and ripens somewhat earlier. Plants are vigorous, hardy, and productive. Grapes are not particular about soil preference and do especially well in clays and loams that have been improved with organic matter. Not only do the plants produce fruit, grapevines are also ornamental. Train vines over an arbor or pergola to create a striking garden accent and you’ll soon be harvesting your own fresh grapes.
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.