Catawaba Grape

Catawba grapes were introduced to the wine industry in the early 1800s after being found in North Carolina along the Catawba River. Viticulturalist Major John Adlum cultivated these large firm grapes, which primarily grow on the East Coast. Catawba grapes are fresh, crisp purplish-red grapes generally found in season from September to November.

With a distinct and pleasant taste, they are used in a variety of jams, jellies and juices as well as wine. Fresh Catawba grapes are perfect for eating straight off the vine due to their sweet flavor. Although they are sensitive to ozone pollution, vines are generally productive and vigorous.

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