Valiant's fruit is the size of a marble and is dark blue. An excellent grape for juice, wine, jelly, and fresh eating. It is not astringent and tastes best when harvested after a fall frost - it ripens from the end of August into September. The vine grows well on a trellis, wire fence, or even on the ground like a strawberry.
•Needs a sunny, well-drained and wind-sheltered location; it is the hardiest edible grape for MB, but still likes to be grown on the South side of a wall or fence
•The vine will look dead every spring, but will leaf out in late May - have patience!
•There are several ways of pruning grapes, though it can be left to go wild and cover a structure as well; for best fruiting, get an instruction book for pruning, like "The Canadian Encyclopedia of Gardening"