- 'Pinot Blanc' (white grapes)
- 'Marechal Foch' (blue-black grapes)
- 'Kalina' (red grapes)
|Latin name:||Vitis vinifera ‘Pinot Blanc’ + ‘Marechal Foch’ + ‘Kalina’|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Growing Height:||100 - 200 cm|
|Planting distance:||80 - 100 cm|
These vines do like heat and will appreciate a sunny spot on the patio or decking. Along with other decorative plants it will look really effective.
Grape vines in the garden
You can also grow grapes in the garden. A high soil moisture content is not well tolerated. Before planting the roots of Vitis vinifera should be soaked well – stand them in a bucket of lukewarm water. Vitris vinifera grows well in humus-rich, well-drained soil. Prepare a large hole, loosen the soil and improve it with a mix of some organic compost. Stand the root ball at the correct depth - the top of the root ball should be just slightly below soil level. Fill the hole, press firmly down and water immediately. If the temperature drops and there are signs of frost it is advisable to give the vine some protection.
Provide additional water during dry periods. Vitis vinifera is fairly hardy, but grown in pots they are more sensitive to frost, so do protect the plant in winter. Put the pot in a cool frost-free area over the winter. No light is necessary as the leaves at this stage do fall off. Once winter is over, the plant can go outdoors again.
Pruning wine grape vine
Grape vines normally need support for normal development. To maintain this compact variety it can be grown as a solitary pot plant and will certainly be an eye-catcher on the patio or decking! Trim the long young shoots in spring to keep the overall shape and as soon as the lateral shoots appear that will carry the blossom, (followed by the fruit) usually right next to the main stem. If you do this, you probably won’t need to give the plant a climbing frame at all.
In autumn, beautiful bunches of grapes appear! Just enjoy the wonderful sight of the beautiful Vitis vinifera grape. They can be eaten but take into account that the taste of wine grapes differs from that of the table grape.