Edelweiss Grape



Beautiful greenish-white grapes with sweet and mild Niagara-type flavor. Vines are hardy, vigorous, productive, and disease resistant producing heavy clusters od medium size, slipskin fruits with high sugar content. Primarily a table grape, it also makes a nice semi-sweet to dry wine. Fruit ripens mid to late August.

Edelweiss, also called E.S. 40, is an interspecific hybrid made by crossing MN Minnesota #78 and Ontario (Vitis riparia and Vitis labrusca). Introduced by the University of Minnesota. It originated in Osceola, Wisconsin and then was developed by Elmer Swenson and colleagues at the University of Minnesota and released in 1978. It was first introduced as a table grape, but it later became an important grape cultivar for white wines.

  • Mature size is 15-20 ft tall
  • Full Sun  
  • Zone: 4 - 8

Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.

We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.



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