Montreal Blues Grape
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Species: Vitis sp. (hybrid)
History: Montreal Blues is one of the varieties created by renowned grape breeder Elmer Swenson in Osceola, Wisconsin, as part of his effort to breed cold hardy grapes suitable for growing in the colder climates of North America. This variety was released in 1998 and in some areas is also known as St. Theresa, named for Saint Therese of Lisieux who was a French nun who planted flowers to show her love of God.
Why We Grow It: This variety produces large clusters of blue, Concord-like grapes with a nice, mild sweet flavour. They are quite cold hardy and can be made into pies, jams, or juice!
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 4b
Soil Preference: Loam is best, but is tolerant of different soils as long as they are well-drained.
Growth Habits: Vigorous and cold hardy
Sun/Shade: Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)
Pollination: Self-pollinating, this variety will produce fruit without a different grape variety but will produce more and better fruit if one is present.
Bloom Colour: Green
Ripens: Late September
Storage: Keeps up to two weeks when stored in the fridge
Recommended Use: Fresh eating, juice, jam, baking
Height Above Soil Line: 30-50cm