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

VITIS 'Black Alicante'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£16.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 Litre
  • 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
  • Leaf margin
    Dentate
    (see photos above)
    Lobed
    (see photos above)
  • 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
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (Harmful to pets if eaten)

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