Somerset is a seedless grape with a delicious flavour similar to strawberry. These pinkish red coloured grapes are great to use for fresh eating and in juicing. The vines are medium growth in vigour and produce grapes on large clusters. The grapes themselves are small to medium in size and average 1.5 to 2 grams in weight. Grapes ripen around early to middle of September, can ripen earlier in some years. One of our favourite grapes we offer from our nursery. Developed by Elmer Swenson in Osceola, Wisconsin.
Growers Note: Lay down vines on the ground in autumn before snowfall. Then cover with either leaves or eventually snow as this provides insulation. This is a successful and recommended technique for cold climate grape growing to protect vines from extreme cold.
Hardiness Zone: 3b
Height at Maturity: 1 meter (3 feet)
Spread: 2 meter (6 feet)
Soil Preference: Well drained
Light Exposure: Full sun
Latin Name: Vitis ‘Somerset’