Reliance Grape #2

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Botanical Name: Vitis 'Reliance'

Cultivar: Reliance

An excellent, winter hardy selection, featuring seedless, medium sized, pinkish-red fruit that is sweet and juicy, great for juice, preserves and raisins, use as a screen for arbors or along fences, requires regular pruning and full sun, disease resistant

Plant Categories: Vine, Fruit & Berry Shrub, Fruit, Nut & Berry Shrub

Water Requirements
Average, Moist

Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun

Plant Height
15 Feet

Plant Width/Spread
24 Inches


Has Edible Parts

Attracts Birds

Out of stock


Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone4b
Growth RateFast
Recommended Pruning MethodSpecial Fruit
Fruit Tree Pollinator RequirementSelf-pollinated


Foliage TypeDeciduous
Fall ColorYellow
Plant FormSpreading


Flower FragranceUnscented

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryGrape
Landscape ApplicationScreening, Garden, Orchard


Planting & Growing

Reliance Grape will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. As a climbing vine, it should be planted next to a fence, trellis or other rigid structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

This woody vine is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Features & Attributes

Reliance Grape has rich green deciduous foliage on a plant with a spreading habit of growth. The lobed leaves turn yellow in fall. It produces abundant clusters of red grapes with rose overtones from mid to late summer.

This is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a spreading, ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage. This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and requires a special pruning regimen to reliably produce fruit: consult a specific reference guide or contact the store for proper pruning techniques. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:


Aside from its primary use as an edible, Reliance Grape is sutiable for the following landscape applications:

Hedges/Screening, General Garden Use, Orchard/Edible Landscaping

Edible Qualities

Reliance Grape is a woody vine that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces clusters of red round fruit with rose overtones which are usually ready for picking from mid to late summer. The seedlessfruits have a sweet taste and a juicy texture.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

Fresh Eating, Preserves, Juice-Making, Drying