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Vitis Lakemont

Grape

A very popular seedless eating grape

A deciduous climber with stunning leaf colours in the autumn. The leaves turn to red and orange, just after the sweet, honey-like seedless grapes have ripened.

Where?

Choose a sheltered high wall or pergola in full sun. Alternatively grow in a cold greenhouse.

How?

Plant in any soil that is well-drained, and enrich with garden compost or well rotted manure. Train the vine on wires by tying in strong growths throughout the summer and prune straggly growths back to a few inches from the old wood in late winter.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Fruit, Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 200 cm - 250 cm
Plant width 255 cm - 300 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 75 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot at least 15cm away from the wall, fence or support. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant – along with its supporting cane in the hole, leaning onto the support, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Arrange and tie the stems onto the support. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Banks and slopes, City garden, Courtyard garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June
Fruiting July - November
Cropping September - November

Typically available

From March to September