Amur is native throughout the forests of the far eastern parts of Russia and China, this is one of the hardiest species of grape and can be grown and enjoyed by gardeners in even the coldest parts of the U.S. Amur Grape is prized for its large, deeply lobed foliage that turns a beautiful, deep crimson and purple in the fall. Amur Grape bears good crops of nutritious, tart, dark blue grapes that make tasty juice.
Latin Name: Vitis amurensis
Site and Soil: Grapes like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil. Grapes are drought resistant once they are established.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 40 ° F
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in width on fence, arbor or other support.
Leaf Color: Deep crimson to purple in fall
Taste: Tart, great for juice
Fruit Skin: Dark blue
Bloom Time: May
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 20-30 lbs.
USDA Zone: 2-8