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VITIS 'Black Alicante'
Commonly known as Grape vine
Dark blue grapes from mid Sept-Oct
Deciduous - 3- to 5-lobed leaves to 22cm (9in) long.
Height - 15m (49ft)
Spread - 4m (13ft)
Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging - woody tendril climber with flaking bark.
Fruit - Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
Zero Rated Item - No VAT on this plant
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Against a wall - south or southwest wall
Additional Features - Good to know - V. vinifera 'Black Alicante'. (Grenache) Will provide a good set of fruit outside after a long, hot summer.
Pests & Diseases - powdery mildew, honey fungus. Under glass, scale insects, mealybugs.
Place of origin - Spain
Hardiness - Fully hardy
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
Neutral to alkaline soil
Vitis - Growing Guide
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
2ply sisal garden twine - 250 grams
Natural garden twine, 500 grams, 350 metres. Ideal in the garden or the home.