Somerset Grape

Somerset Grape

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Somerset Grape is an early ripening seedless grape that's delicious in taste similar to red strawberry. There has been positive feedback on its hardiness throughout the prairies. One of our premier grapes we offer from our nursery. Grapes ripen around early September and are hardy to -35. Developed by Elmer Swenson. 

Growers Note: Lay down vines on 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: 3/4

Height at Maturity: 1 meter (3 feet)

Spread: 2 meter (6 feet)

Soil Preference: Well drained 

Light Exposure: Full sun

Pollination: Self-fertile 

Latin Name: Vitis ‘Somerset’