Beta Grape



Full Sun, Zone 3

Vitis riparia ‘Beta’

Pot size #1, #2

Hardy, heavy producer. Compact clusters of blue-black, seeded mid-season grapes. Excellent for juice, wine or jelly. Lobed, yellow fall foliage and shaggy twisting trunk. Requires a support structure. Self-pollinating. Prefers a moist, well-drained soil.

A hardy and functional vine which produces abundant small dark purple fruit, good for jellies or homemade wine; excellent for covering arbors or trellises, trailing walls or along a fence; very vigorous, needs regular pruning to keep in bounds, full sun.

Beta Grape has green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves turn yellow in fall. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. It produces abundant clusters of navy blue grapes with deep purple overtones in early fall.

This is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a spreading, ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage. This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and requires a special pruning regimen to reliably produce fruit; consult a specific reference guide or contact the store for proper pruning techniques. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard.