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Vitis labrusca, the concord grape, or fox grape, is native to eastern North America. They are delicious eaten off the vine, or made into wine, juice, jam or jellies. The concord grape is used by Welch's for their grape juice!

Among the characteristics of this vine species in contrast to the European wine grape Vitis vinifera are its "slip-skin" that allows the skin of the grape berries to easily slip off when squeezed, instead of crushing the pulp, and the presence of tendrils on every node of the cane.

There is a "foxy" musk of V. labrusca, related to the strong earthy aromas characteristic of the grapes that were known by early European-American settlers in the New World. The term "foxy" became a sort of catchall for the wine tasting descriptors used for these American wines that were distinct from the familiar flavors of the European viniferous wines.

Type: Hardy vine

Hardiness zones: 4-9

Seeds per pack: 3

GerminationSurface sow in a sterile seed-start mix. Water, and place in plastic, and in the fridge for 90 days for stratification. Then bring to warmth for them to germinate. Keep continually moist.

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