Gardening Articles: Edibles :: Small Fruits & Berries
'Pink Reliance' Grapes
by Kris Wetherbee
'Pink Reliance' grape
Delicious food or drink, luxuriant growth, beautiful color, and fragrance all in one grape variety? Try 'Pink Reliance', a seedless table grape that grows well in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 through 8. It's disease resistant, tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, and produces excellent-quality, mild, fruity-flavored pink grapes for eating, juice, or even wine making.
The real prize, though, is the spring growth. The leaf buds start out delicate pink and become pink and green, before completely unfurling into a mass of bright green leaves. Inconspicuous but heavily fragrant flowers perfume the air in May and June, followed by the pink clusters of grapes.
Bare root plants can be ordered by mail.
Photo courtesy of University of Arkansas.