“Elvira” Grape

$15.00

Great for northern climates! ‘Elvira’ is a white-fruited variety, having medium berries.

**Please be aware, grapes are very difficult to grow in Alaska. Place them in a very sunny, warm location. During the winter, it will be necessary to take the vines off the trellis and bury them in the snow to prevent winter damage. We cannot guarantee these plants will be hardy in your location.**

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Great for northern climates! ‘Elvira’ is a white-fruited variety, having medium berries. It is vigorous and hardy, ripening with Concord and being resistant to mildew. The absence of cultural problems in this variety recommends it for difficult growing areas. Used for wine. Elvira grapes make good, crisp white wine. This wonderful flavor pairs well with roast duck or other wild game. Elvira is a white variety of Vitis labrusca and Vitis riparia parentage.

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. It is best grown in deep, loamy, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. This grape tolerates a wide range of soil conditions but must have good drainage.

**Please be aware, grapes are very difficult to grow in Alaska. Place them in a very sunny, warm location. During the winter, it will be necessary to take the vines off the trellis and bury them in the snow to prevent winter damage. We cannot guarantee these plants will be hardy in your location.**