The Beta Grape, Vitis 'Beta', has compact clusters of medium-sized berries. Beta is a blue-black grape with good quality fruit for jellies, jams and juices. It is a vigorous grower that is a very heavy, dependable producer.
Ripening in mid September, Beta is a small, seeded American grape variety and a woody, deciduous, tendril climbing vine which typically grows 15-20' long unless pruned shorter. 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. It is extremely cold hardy, but needs a location sheltered from winter winds and well removed from frost pockets.
Grapes are primarily grown for fruit production in home fruit gardens where they provide good ornamental value: bold summer foliage, showy fruit, some fall color and shaggy, twisted trunking and branching often best seen in winter.
Grapes need a good support system like fences, walls, trellises, arbors or other structures. The grape vines can be quite attractive year-round and can provide good cover, screening, or shade to areas around the home.
Considered to be a good grape for juices and jellies. The flowers are attractive to bees. Birds love grapes, so be sure to plant some to share.
- Blue Black Grape
- Dependable Producer
- Cold Hardy
|Botanical Name||Vitis 'Beta'|
|Mature Height||8 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 20 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Growing Zone Range||3-8|
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