Grape Vine Plants

grape vine plants

Grape vines come in many different varieties. Bunches of grapes can be used for making desserts or wine.

Soil and site

Grape vines are grown outdoors in a sunny site against a fence or wall that is south-south west facing. They prefer a sandy gravel over chalk soil, but will tolerate a range of soils so long as its free draining.

Plant bare root grape vines in winter between November and marc so long as the soil is not water logged or frozen. Tease the roots from the rootball and plant in a hole the same depth as the pot, add some compost and back fill with compost soil mix. Add mulch like well rotted manure or bark to save the lower buds from frost.

Pruning and training

Prune the vines in early winter late November or December, pinch out new shoots in spring and summer. Thinning the fruits and training can be done at this time of year too.

Feeding and watering

Apply growmore or another general fertilizer plus some sulphate of potash on either side at the base of the plant. Feed dessert grapes with a tomato feed every 2 weeks in spring a month after growth starts until the grapes start to ripening. Vines can tolerate drought but can suffer from powdery milder if the roots are to dry, water thoroughly in dry hot spring summer weather conditions.

Problems

Grape vines do suffer from grey mould, powdery mildew and birds too are a problem. Grapes can also suffer from nutrient deficiencies more so magnesium deficiencies.

Non chemical solutions

In autumn remove and destroy fallen infected leaves, this will reduce the quantity of infectious spores the following spring. Watering and mulching will help reduce infection.

Chemical solutions for edible use Bayer garen systhane fungus fighter concentrate. For ornamental s only use Bayer garden multi-rose concentrate or scotts fungus clear ultra.ALWAYS READ THE LABEL.


We hope you have found this information on Grape vine plants useful. If you need further assistance please contact us for more advice and information. Don't forget you can also get many types of plants and trees delivered straight to your home. Call us on 020 8421 5977 to find out more about our delivery price and delivery areas or see here for more detail

Return to Fruit Plants Main Page

Return to Homepage from Grape Vine Plants

10% Offer Excludes all fuel (Gas, logs etc) and existing items on offer.

Recent Articles

  1. Calor Gas Bottles - Butane Patio Heater Gas - Watford Hertfordshire

    Nov 11, 19 06:51 PM

    Discover calor gas bottles, wood fuel, logs and smokeless coal at the Anlex Garden Centre in Hertfordshire. We can also deliver to your home or work

    Read More

  2. Camping Gaz Stockist Bottles - Watford - Hertfordshire

    Nov 11, 19 06:45 PM

    Camping Gaz, available in Watford, Hertfordshire. 907 cylinders in stock. We can also deliver to your address or pick up from us, ample free parking available.

    Read More

  3. Godwins Horse Manure - Good Quality Advice Help Provided

    Nov 07, 19 06:37 PM

    Discover godwins horse manure at Anlex garden centre Watford, Hertfordshire – we can deliver locally and have over 15 years of gardening experience contact us for more information and advice

    Read More

XML RSSSubscribe to New Updates
  • XML RSS
  • follow us in feedly
  • Add to My Yahoo!