The Alden variety is a hybrid with large bluish, red fruit that has a slight muscat flavor. The texture is often described as meaty, and while the skin can crack, this plant produces so much fruit, that plenty of your harvest will have skins intact. The plant is vigorous and can be used to create a snack-filled shade. This variety is susceptible to black rot and will require spraying or bagging.
ABOUT THIS PLANT
Botanic Name: Vitus lubrusca hybrid
Common Names: Alden, New York 13035,
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5-Zone 9
Fruiting Season: Early to late summer
Growth Structure: Vining plant that grows 6 to 10 feet
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Alden grapes are susceptible to black rot, so clusters should be bagged or treated with organic sprays. Grapes also require a trellis for climbing as well as annual pruning.