Reliance is the seedless grape with large, firm rosy-colored seedless fruit and very cold-hardy vines. Its great for fresh-eating, jams, jellies and desserts.
Choose a spot in the garden with good drainage in full sun. Produces a consistent crop of large sweet firm red grapes. Hardiest of the seedless grapes. p>
1. Plant in early spring as soon as your soil can be worked. Grapes will grow in most well draining soils with pH preferably between 5.6 and 6.4.
2. Place your rooted cutting in a hole large enough to spread roots in a downward outward fashion.
3. Fill hole, tamp soil around grape and water well. Prune cutting back to a single cane leaving 2-3 buds.
4. After danger of frost is past and growth has begun, remove all but the 2 strongest shoots per vine.
HARVEST TIME: Early season
HABIT: Grapes require pruning and adapt well to many different shapes and forms. Ornamental trellises, arbors, or fences may be used to support your crop.
USAGE: Fresh eating, jams and jellies, juice making, desserts and raisins.
PLANTING TIPS: Keep well watered and weed free to ensure a good crop. Established grapes well adapted to your climate will produce grapes for many years. Prune your vines in early spring remembering that they bear fruit on one year old wood.