Vertical Plants

After extensive research, during the planning stage of our permaculture yard, I came up with the following list that can work well in my Zone 5b, semi-arid, Colorado climate.  Please note that this list hasn’t been tested yet.  I will update as I test species in my yard.  It is purely based on research.

 

Vertical Plants
Type of Plant Specific breed Notes Source
Grapes Canadice Seedless Self-pollinating

Harvest: Mid-August through September

Red Grapes

Fresh, jelly, juice wine

PH: 5.5 – 6.5

http://www.starkbros.com/products/berry-plants/grape-vines/canadice-seedless-grape
  Muscat Self-pollinating

Harvest: early September

Green grapes

Fresh and wine

PH: 5.5 – 6.5

http://www.starkbros.com/products/berry-plants/grape-vines/golden-muscat-grape
  Thomcord Seedless Self-pollinating

Harvest: August

Blue Grapes

Fresh

Heat-tolerant

http://www.starkbros.com/products/berry-plants/grape-vines/thomcord-seedless-grape
Hardy Kiwi Issai Ripens in late August

Self-pollinating

100 pounds of fruit annually

http://www.starkbros.com/products/berry-plants/kiwi-berry-vines/issai-hardy-kiwi
Passion Fruit/Maypop Passiflora incarnate (Purple Passion Flower) Hardy to Zone 5

Full sun, part shade

Edible passion fruit

https://www.prairiemoon.com/seeds/trees-shrubs-vines/passiflora-incarnata-purple-passion-flower.html