Joy Seedless Blue Table Grape
Money does not grow on trees but Joy can sometimes grow on vines! This deep blue, almost black table grape from the University of Arkansas, Joy Seedless Blue Table Grape is one of the most flavorful of their introductions. Unusual for a dark, non-slipskin grape, Joy’s fruit are quite soft, very thin-skinned, with no notable astringency from the skin. Fruit holds well on the vine when ripe.
Latin Name: Vitis labrusca
Site and Soil: Grapes like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil. Grapes are drought resistant once they are established.
RootstockDescription: Self rooted
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to at least -10° F, under evaluation for further cold hardiness.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in width on fence, trellis, arbor or other support.
Taste: Sweet, flavorful
Fruit Skin: Dark blue, non-slipskin, no astringency
Ripening Time: Mid-August
Yield: 10-15 lbs.
USDA Zone: 6-8