Grape Vine Boskoop Glory blue
- 1 x Grape Blue - Vitis Boskoop Glory 9 cm pot
|Botanical name||Vitis vinifera 'Boskoop Glory'|
|Delivered as||Pot plant|
|Preferred Soil||Chalky soil|
|Fully grown in||4 years|
How to take care of Grape Vine Boskoop Glory blue
In Britain's climate our Grape vines will do best in a sunny but sheltered spot, ideally south facing with shaded or cool roots in summer. Good drainage is vital and they will benefit from soils enriched with organic matter. They dislike clay soils. They need to be trained and use a cane for support. Feed with a liquid feed one a month through the summer to help create the framework that will later support the grapes. In the second year it will need hard pruning to encourage fruiting in the third year. You can do this in winter (January-February), clip back all the side shoots to one bud from the main stems to encourage fruiting. Followed by routine mid summer trimming for best results. Always water them well in hot weather. Established plants can stay productive for about 40 years! They reach a height of 3 metres and spreads to 4.5 metres if unchecked. Colour is no guide to picking, grapes have to hang on the vine for some time to allow the sugars to form so you better test them prior to clipping the bunches off in October. The plant is deciduous so don’t be alarmed if it drops its leaves over the winter.
For best results: Prepare the bed prior to planting. The soil should be dug as far down as you can and incorporate lots of well rotte manure, its important that it should be well rotted because fresh manure will burn the vines roots.
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