Also known as Black Manukka Grape it is thought to have originated from that of a Persian elongated grape, ‘Manaqqa,’ the name of which mean, “raisin”. It is larger than your typical California raisin and much richer in flavor.
Latin Name: Vitis spp.
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: Grapes are self-fertile.
Hardiness: This grape is hardy to minus 10º F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in width on fence, trellis, arbor or other support.
Bloom Time: May
Ripening Time: Early to mid September
Yield: 10-15 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: This grape is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 6
Sunset Western Zone: 4-9, 14-23
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34, 39