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29 in stock

In stock for spring 2022


Limited quantities




1 year old plants in plugs 1,5″x1,5″x4″



Cultivar not covered by the Vignes Chez Soi warranty (see warranty policy)


EINSET (NY 63.878.1.)


Non hardy variety in Quebec* (requires winter protection)




  • Unique taste of strawberry
  • Medium sized berries
  • Medium sized clusters
  • Slightly hard, non-slipskin and tender pulp.
  • Ripens mid-season
  • Hardiness zone: 5b (-25 ° C)
  • Sensitive to fungal diseases
  • Self-fertile grape variety



** Although recognized as a seedless variety, like any seedless variety, seeds might occasionally appear in years when the vine has been “stressed”





  • Bred by B.I. Reisch, G.W. Remaily, R.M. Pool, and J.P. Watson for the New York State Experimental Agricultural Station, Cornell University, New York (USA)
  • Cross: Fredonia (flower) X Caner (pollen)
  • Cross made in 1963
  • Original seeds planted in 1965, gave their first fruits in 1967, then the vine was propagated for further tests in 1969
  • Released in 1985 by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York (USA)
  • Origin: Cornell University, New York State (USA)




The Einset is named after Professor John Einset. Professor Einset was one of the outstanding fruit cytogeneticists and fruit breeders of the world. Dr. Einset, (now deceased), was a eminent staff member of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station from 1942 to 1973. He was there during 18 years as Chief of the Department of Agriculture & Pomology.


His efforts in fruit breeding resulted in several new cultivars and potential cultivars which will have an impact on the grape industry for many years to come. These efforts climaxed in 1972 when he introduced ‘Cayuga White’ the first grape bred by the station exclusively for the wine market. Other new grape cultivars which he introduced were ‘Canada Muscat’ and ‘New York Muscat’ (offered in our online store) (1961), and ‘Suffolk Red’ (offered in our online store) and ‘Lakemont’ (1972).


Dr Einset also cooperated in introducing six new apple cultivars: ‘Wayne,’ ‘Niagara,’ and ‘Spigold’ (1962), ‘Empire’ (1966), and ‘Jonagold’ and ‘Spijon’ (1968). The very high quality apple, ‘Spigold’ resulted from his cytological studies.


Thomas Jefferson once said, “The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.”
In introducing several excellent new fruit cultivars, John Einset has rendered yeoman service to his country.


His contributions, inspiration and exceptional abilities have been recognized by all his associates who have had the chance to work with him, and his impact on viticulture in the United States is invaluable and sustainable.



WARNING! This grape variety is not hardy in regions which hardiness zone is under 5 (ex: 4, 3 etc…). Therefore it is imperative to protect the vine in winter (Ex: Cover with geotextile …)

No guarantee offered on non hardy varieties.


DELIVERIES 2022: orders will be sent by carrier (Canada Post) every Monday as of Monday, June 23rd 2022 , reception is 2-3 business days later for Quebec, 4-5 business days later for the rest of Canada 


PICK UPS 2022: as of Saturday, May 21st, 2022 orders will be ready for pickups on business days by appointment only at Vignes Chez Soi during opening hours