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Silver Creek Nursery

Trollhaugen Grape

Trollhaugen Grape

Species: Hybrid, contains Vitis labrusca and Vitis riparia

History: Trollhaugen is one of several varieties created by grape breeder Elmer Swenson in Wisconsin as part of an effort to create more grape varieties that can be grown in our cooler North American climates. It was developed by Swenson in 1985 and released in 2000, although the variety was named by David McGregor, the first winemaker to market wine in Minnesota. Trollhaugen translates from Norwegian as 'troll mound' but it is possibly named for the Trollhaugen ski resort in Wisconsin.

Why We Grow It: These Concord-like grapes have a mild, sweet flavour and are seedless. The vine is very vigorous and cold hardy, and produces medium clusters of small to medium grapes. Excellent for the home orchard!

 

Fruit Specs

Recommended Use: Fresh eating, juice, jelly

Grape Size: Medium-small

Grape Colour: Blue

Seeded or Seedless: Seedless

Storage: Keeps up to two weeks when stored in the fridge

Harvest: August

Growing Specs

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 4b

Soil Preference: Loam is best, but is tolerant of different soils as long as they are well-drained.

Bloom Colour: Green

Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating, this variety will produce fruit without a different grape variety but will produce more and better fruit if one is present.

Sun/Shade Requirements:

Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)

General Growth Habits:

Vine, highly vigorous, cold hardy. More disease-resistant than Montreal Blues.

Shipping vs. Pick Up

CLICK HERE to see how shipping compares to pick up.

Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

Size at Purchase

Our ungrafted fruit tree seedlings, nut tree seedlings, berries, and other miscellaneous plants are categorized into the following sizes excluding the roots:

  • 5-15cm
  • 15cm+
  • 30cm+
  • 60cm+
  • 90cm+

All of these heights exclude the roots since seedlings and some berries will often have a lot of root growth but relatively little vegetative growth (ex. our Shagbark Hickories seedlings are often 5-15cm above the soil but will have roots that reach 20cm+ in length).

Not all of our berries and seedlings will be available in all of these grades since growth rate can vary significantly across species and even varieties. While we remain competitive in our plant size, it's also worth noting we don't use synthetic chemicals to push vegetative growth, therefore you may find conventional nursery stock larger in some instances comparatively. 

Why plant small? It's best to transplant when a plant is young so it can establish its roots before it has a lot of vegetative growth. This is much less stressful on it and bareroot plants tend to catch up and even surpass larger potted ones planted at the same time, after a few years.

Orders that are cancelled last minute due to size (being "too small"), will still incur the applicable cancellation fees if the plants are true to our grading standards as per the agreement of sale when the order was placed.

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