From before record history, man has been fascinated with the production of grapes. All grape varieties are heavy producers and may bear fruit for 50 plus years! They can grow more than 50 feet long if left alone. Grapes are quite tolerant of soil fertility, pH and drought. Grape vines are very popular for home gardening throughout the U.S. and they are easy to grow. Get started with your own home orchard today with grape vines from Willis Orchard Company!
Grapes are beautiful in their design and splendid in their usage - small and sturdy, round and fat, varying shades of purple, red and green; great for eating, perfect for making jams and jellies and, of course, the star component in making wines the world over.
At present, there are approximately 8,000 varieties in cultivation. Grape plants are divided into two basic groups: Bunch Grapes and Muscadines. These groups are then broken down into sub-groups such as wine grapes, seedless grapes, or scuppernongs. This page includes our selection of grape plants from Bunch and Seedless Grape Vines, Muscadine and Scuppernong Grape Vines and Wine Grape Vines. No matter what your need, you will find the selection, price and service that you deserve here at Willis Orchard Company.
Approximately 71% of world grape production is used for wine, 27% as fresh fruit, and 2% as dried fruit. A portion of grape production goes to producing grape juice to be used as a sweetener. Grapevines usually only produce fruit on shoots. This is one of the principles behind pruning the previous years growth that includes shoots that have turned hard and woody during the winter. These vines will be pruned either into a cane which will support 8 to 15 buds or to a smaller spur which holds 2 to 3 buds. Some uses of grapes are raw eating, wine, jam, juice, jelly, grape seed extract, raisins, vinegar, and grape seed oil.