Kay Gray (4b)

Out of stock

In stock for spring 2023

 

1-11 $9.00

12-49 $5.91

50-100 $3.94

>100 plants please contact us

 

1 year old plants in 2″x2″x4″ pots

 

PLEASE NOTE:

As of  July 5, 2022 any order placed will be treated as a pre-order for spring 2022 (see delivery dates at the bottom of the page)

Description


KAY GRAY (E.S. 1-63)

(Hybrid: contains Vitis Labrusca, Vitis Riparia)

 

GREEN SEEDED TABLE GRAPE 

 

  • Medium to large, juicy, slightly crispy and tender berries.
  • Sweet and fruity Labrusca flavor (from a rather ordinary labrusca to a pleasant fruity flavor, depending on the climate of the region where it is grown)
  • White to golden slipskin berries
  • Small compact cylindrical and uniform clusters
  • Vine is very resistant to cold (-35 ┬░ Celsius) without any protection
  • Rustic to zone 4b
  • Vine vigorous
  • Almost immune to diseases
  • Very easy to grow
  • Ideal to eat fresh or to make juice
  • Can also be used to make a wine with floral notes
  • Self-fertile grape variety

 

ORIGIN:

 

Bred by Elmer Swenson:
Cross: E.S. 217 (flower) X free pollen (pollen) probably Onaka pollen an old cultivar from South Dakota that was growing next to the E.S. 217
Released in 1981
Origin: Osceola, Wisconsin (USA)

 

Anecdote:

 

The Kay Gray is named after the wife of Elmer Swenson’s friend Dick Gray (former director of the Minnesota Freshwater Institute of Biology).

Elmer Swenson used Kay Gray as parent for Brianna and Louise Swenson

 

 

DELIVERIES 2023: orders will be sent by carrier (Canada Post or other) every Monday as of Monday, May 22, 2023 , reception is 2-3 business days later for Quebec, 4-5 business days later for the rest of Canada 

 

PICK UPS 2023: as of Saturday, May 20, 2023 orders will be ready for pickups by appointment only  on business days at Vignes Chez Soi during opening hours