Blue Champini Grape
Wild hybrid blue grape from Texas hybridized with Concord (Worden) known for its delicious juice and disease resistance. Unlike other grapes, this one is grown from seed with the idea of creating a selection with greater adaptibility to mildew and insect issues which is so prevelant in viticulture. These Champanel seedlings are grown outdoors and are fully hardy in Michigan. This is a T. V. Munson cross and with your help you can help carry his legacy on with the advent of new cultivars adapatable to todays climate. Suprisingly the seedlings show a very uniform leaf pattern and structure similar to its wild counterpart the sand grape of Texas, Vitis champanii. Plants show excellent vigor and are fully hardy in Michigan. This is the species often wild collected for its 'zingy' berries as a wild form of grape with larger fruit. In some areas this is one of the few plants able to grow in the cracks of rocks and stand incredible heat and drought.
Plant SpecsGenus & Species:
Vitis champinii X WordenSeed Source:
-15 F maybe moreHeight (ft):
Self fertile as far as we know.Soil:
Dry sand, loam but not clay.Climate:
Zone 5-10Ease of Cultivation:
Super easy to grow and fruit. One of the most drought tolerant selections available. Selections could easily be made from this strain.