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Grapes to U-Pick and Even Grow Yourself

Updated: Jun 11

At Cloverfield Organic Farm we continue to grow and trial different grape varieties to see which ones are healthy and productive in our farm's micro-climate in El Sobrante. Visitors to our farm can pick delicious and juicy ripe grapes right from our grapevines.


Grapevines are a beautiful and productive crop to grow in a home vineyard or arbor. One plant can produce a bounty of delicious vine-ripened fruit. The broad leaves are edible and provide a gentle welcome shade.


We propagate and sell the best of our grapes and we have certified organic grape plants available for purchase most times of the year. Our grapes are grown on their own roots and are hardened off and ready to plant.


Here is a table of the grapes that we are having success with (fruits and potted plants):

The key to the Expected Ripening Time for El Sobrante is shown below this table. Other micro-climates will have different timing, but the same approximate order of ripening.

Grape Variety

Seeds

Heritage

Color & Size

Expected Ripening Time

Description

Black Monukka

no 

European

Black; med-large

EM

Tender skin with an excellent crisp, sweet flavor. Popular choice to make raisins due to its sugary taste and juicy flavor when dried.

Buffalo

yes

American

Red-Black; med-large

E

Spicy and sweet slipskin fruit, a bit similar in flavor to Concord.

Concord Seedless

no 

American

Blue-Black; medium

M

Rich, full-bodied grapey flavor. Most commonly used to make grape juice and jelly.

Emeryville Pink

yes

American

Pink; large

LM

Sweet fruit with tiny seeds.  Good producer in cool Bay Area climate.

Gewurtztraminer

yes 

European

Light pink; medium

E

Lychee and stone fruit aromas and flavors, as well as tropical fruit, distinctive spice (ginger, lemongrass), and floral notes.

Himrod

no 

American

Yellow; medium

VE

Sweet and crisp fruit with delicate, pineapple & honey-like flavor and a melting, juicy texture.

Marechal Foch

yes

Am/Eur Hybrid

Purple; small

Tiny purple berries with deep cherry-red juice.

Shiraz

yes

European

Black; medium

LM

Wine grape with herbal fruit notes.  Makes a rich red wine.


Emeryville Pink Grapes

Marechal Foch Grapes



Cloverfield Organic Farm is located at 501 La Paloma Rd, in El Sobrante, California. We are open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in the afternoons. Other visiting times and services can be booked on our website at www.cloverfieldfarm.us

We are a licensed organic plant nursery and are certified USDA Organic by the Real Organic Project.

Buffalo Grapes


Gewürztraminer Grapes


Concord Seedless Grapes


Shiraz Grapes


Himrod Seedless Grapes




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