Grapes are a timeless classic, being enjoyed for thousands of years. Who can resist picking succulent grapes straight off the vine and they make a great feature in any garden while creating a Mediterranean atmosphere.
Grapes are best planted in either Autumn or Spring. There are many varieties of both red and green grapes to choose from, with many being seedless.
Where to Plant
Feed yearly with an application of lime and general garden fertiliser in Spring.
PruningGrapes fruit on new seasons growth. In July, cut back to within one - two buds of the main leaders.
Grapes may suffer diseases and pests in wet or humid weather. The main ones which are likely to affect yield and quality are; Downy mildew, botrytis grey mould, and black spot. Spray with Yates Greenguard or Yates Champ Copper after bud burst, flower and fruit set.
By the third fruiting season you will be innundated with grapes.. Protect from the birds with bird-netting.