Attractive very fast growing climbing vine with bold deciduous foliage turning rich shades of crimson and purple in late Summer and Autumn. Large sweet and juicy blue-black grapes for harvest in early Autumn. Excellent for wine or dessert.
Height & Spread:
5m x 5m left unpruned.
Full sun in any fertile, well-drained soil.
Soak the root-ball before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the root-ball or pot. Mix an organic soil improver and general fertiliser with the infill soil. Water regularly until established.
Once it has developed a good framework you should shorten all the lateral shoots to within two or three buds from the main stem. It is essential that the majority of the pruning work is tackled in mid winter as the sap tends to 'bleed' at other times of the year, but you can cut back the odd over-long stem to a healthy bud in summer.
Supplied in 2 litre pot