Cover an arbor with a leafy grapevine and enjoy an abundant late-summer harvest of fruit. Serve fresh-picked grapes with a cheese platter, add them to fruit salads, preserve them into sweet jam or use them to make your own juices and wine.
Mars: A large, seedless, deep-blue grape with classic flavor, similar to the Concord—perfect for making jelly or juice as well as just eating fresh. This vine is a dependable producer. Fruits in mid-September.
Fredonia: A vigorous grower that requires relatively little pruning. The large, juicy, seeded, blue-black fruit has a delicious spicy flavor that adds rich dimension to jam, juice or wine. Fruits in late August to mid-September.
Reliance: A high sugar content gives this seedless red grape its sweet, mild flavor and makes it a wonderful addition to fruit salads, jellies and juice. Fruits in late July to late August.