Price Group E

1 - 24 total vines $8.25/vine
25 - 49 total vines $7.50/vine
1-X Grade, 50+ total vines $4.00/vine
1-1 Grade, 50+ total vines $3.75/vine
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Norton (also known as Cynthiana) is a natural hybrid of Labrusca and Aestivalis and is often referred to as "the Cabernet of the Ozarks". Norton produces small to medium clusters of firm, round, black berries that ripen very late and require a warm growing season. Excellent disease resistance. Norton produces a rich, medium to full-bodied red wine with a dry character similar in style to Cabernet Sauvignon, but with more spice.

General Information:

Color: Blue, Black
Primary Use: Wine
USDA Winter Hardiness: 4
Harvest Season: Late Season
Growth Habit: Trailing
Vigor: Vigorous
Sugg. Distance Between Vines: 8 ft.
Bud Break: a few (2-3) days later than Concord
Bloom Date: several (5-7) days later than Concord
Sulfur Injury: Substantial Injury Observed in 2011

Disease Susceptibility:

Black Rot: slightly susceptible or sensitive
Downy Mildew: moderately susceptible or sensitive
Powdery Mildew: moderately susceptible or sensitive
Botrytis: slightly susceptible or sensitive
Sulfur Sensitivity: highly susceptible or sensitive

Recommended Training System:

Top Wire Cordon