Vitis labrusca Concord - Fox Grapevine (dark blue) is a fast-growing, decorative, deciduous shrub that can reach to heights of 15-20ft. This particular vine is known to be one of the most cold tolerant grapevines, native to Eastern North-America.
Dating back to 1843, the Concord is one of the oldest American grape varieties. During May- June, yellow flowers are in bloom giving off a beautiful sweet scent.
When the climber is placed in a hot position against a South facing wall and receives the appropriate growing conditions, large bunches of blue-black grapes are produced. They can be as thick as 2cm and have a musky aroma but taste sweet. When eaten, the grapes are known to protect our skin, heart and brain from aging and inflammation due to them containing high concentrations of antioxidants.
It is a fully hardy plant that is resistant to temperatures as low as -20c.
The intended main use of this plant is to grow food for human consumption. We always recommend further research to learn the different ways in which the food source can be prepared and consumed.