Champanel Grape Vine
Prized for its delicious fruit, 'Champanel' is a heat-tolerant, deciduous, woody vine that produces black-purple loose clusters of large, thin-skinned, seeded fruits that are great eaten fresh or made into juice or wine. In Fall, its leaves turn shades of orange and gold; in Spring it produces inconspicuous fragrant flowers that draw pollinators, and in Summer the clusters of grapes ripen for wildlife or your own enjoyment of eating or wine-making!
Tolerant of heavy alkaline soil and hot humid summers, it is one of the best grapes for our area. This vine grows fast enough to cover an arch, arbor or walkway in one season (as seen here on our own steel trellis design).