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Commonly known as Grape vine
Genus of about 65 species of climbers, occasionally shrubs, found in woodland, woodland margins and thickets in northern temperate regions.
DeciduousWoody, tendril climber with flaking bark and simple lobed or toothed leaves.
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
FruitPlants which produce an edible or ornamental fruitSmall, green flowers, in panicles, form in the leaf axils in summer and are followed by fruits, edible in some species (grapes). Requires long, hot summer for ripening fruit.
Zero Rated ItemNo VAT on this plantEdible varieties.
Against a wallSouth or south-west wall suits outdoor varieties.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowEdible varieties for fruits and winemaking. Ornamental for foliage and fruits.Pests & DiseasesPowdery mildew, honey fungus.Under glass, scale insects, mealybugs.Place of originNorthern temperate regions
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilHumus-richNeutral to alkaline soil
Buy Varieties of VITIS
dark blue grapes from mid Sept-Oct
best black eating grape, mid Aug-Sept
hardy blue grape, mid Oct
yellow grape, late Sept-Oct
green eating grape, Sept-Oct
very vigorous climber with large ovate leaves and excellent autumn colour
large leaves, deep purple