Another grape specially selected for the North, the Concord is the American standard bearer! It consistently produces good crops of large blue-black grapes which are tops for jam and jellies. A mid-season bearer, it is widely planted for its sweet, rich taste.Self-fruitful, a pollinator is unnecessary but the vine will do even better by planting two. Does best in zone 5 to the cooler parts of 8. Ripens mid-season.Other varieties selected for the North include Catawba and Niagara.This Concord grape is also offered in the Red, White and Blue Collection.Grapes in general: Grapes are easy to grow and with a little careful effort the home gardener will be rewarded with large crops of fruit, perfect for wine, jams and fresh eating. Grape vines usually begin producing fruit the second or third year after planting and a mature vine will produce 15-20 pounds annually. These vines also have desirable ornamental value and are an ideal, natural privacy screen.