How to grow Isabella grape

Isabella grapes growing vine of the genus Vitis and also known as Isabella vine or Isabela grape, Isabella grape perennial deciduous plant used for the edible fruits and leaves also used as ornamental vine, can hedge plant and create shade in the summer, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-11a.

Leaves color green, the leaves size 6-18cm, with veins under, 3-5 lobes and serrated in the edge.

Flower color green, the small flowers growing in a cluster

Isabella grapes fruits

Fruit rind color is purple, the inner fruit is purple green, the purple grapes are sweet and ready to eat but for juice possible to use in green and purple

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Requirements for Isabella grape growing and care:

Trellising, trim the leaves next to the grapes, prune strongly once a year

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction – explanation bellow / Seeds

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, it’s ensure the quality of the fruits, and it’s easier than seeds

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Grow viciously, some of the grapes in a bunch of grapes not ripening in the same time

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:
Ants, aphids

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Leave just the big branches all the little

Size of the plant?
5-20 m, 15-60 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / big amount of water, the plant like water but can be drought tolerant

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun but can grow in half shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, soil need to switch every few years when the root ball arrive to size of the container or switch to bigger or cut the root ball and prune the branches, decide the height of the trunk and every year in the winter cut to the same size, no need frizzler take some of the fruits that not edible and put them back in the soil.

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Small green flowers growing in a bunch

Thinning the bloom:
Firsts years recommended to thinning some of the bunch

Pollination is done by:
Bees, fly

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds

What can be done with big quantities of Isabella grape fruits?
Wine, eat raw, juice, cakes

Work requirements on the fruit:
Clean the leaves next to the fruits, reduce the amount of pests on the fruits

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-3 years

Ripening of fruit:
Some of the grapes in bunch of grapes not ripening in the same time

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
Spring / Summer

How to harvest the leaves?
Young leaves but fully grown, when the leaves mature it’s too much fibrous

Information about leaves:
Big leaves with veins under, 3-5 lobes and serrated in the edge

Uses of Isabella grapes leaves:
Vine leaves (Stuffed leaves), cooked

Vegetative Reproduction

Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Cutting

Preferred season for vegetative reproduction:
Winter to spring, possible in the summer and the autumn be reduce the chance to grow roots but possible with the right condition

Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
Begin of the spring it can start to grow leaves and root 1-3 weeks

Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Just to put in the ground and watering the plant, keep the soil moist,

Scientific name: Vitis x Labruscana

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors

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Harvest season

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Plant uses

Planting season

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Watering plants

Hardiness zone