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VITIS 'Black Alicante'

Commonly known as Grape vine

FRUITING TYPES

Dark blue grapes from mid Sept-Oct
Further Reading....

  • 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
  • Full sun
  • 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 -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Pruning group 8 - Suitable for: Wall trained shrubs and less vigorous climbers.
    Action: For climbers 'spur prune' by cutting back 3-4 buds of the permanent framework. For wall trained shrubs cut back flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds of permanent framework.
    When: Annually after flowers if on previous year's growth, or in late Winter or Spring if on current year's growth.

    RHS group 12 & 13
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Neutral to alkaline soil

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