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Vitis Regent

Grape 'Regent'

Delicious fruit produced early

An excellent grape vine; popular in many UK vineyards for its early, heavy crops of excellent wine grapes. Climbing by tendrils grape vines make attractive climbers with their tan coloured stems and fresh green vine leaves. This one produces large clusters of deep red fruits which are large, juicy and sweet enough in a good summer to be eaten as table grapes. They make excellent wine, especially if left on the vines long enough to develop their sugars.

Where?

Plant in full sun to grow over a pergola, archway or loggia. Good trained on a wall or fence.

How?

Any well-drained fertile soil; particularly good on chalk. Plant 45cm (18ins) away from a wall or fence. Prune as soon as the leaves fall in late autumn. Never cut after mid-winter.

Leaves can be cooked and used for stuffed vine leaves; fruits for wine or as table grapes

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering May - June
Evergreen No
Plant height 200 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 200 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 400 cm
Medicinal No
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 Ideal for walls & trellis & arches & pergolas

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Fruiting September - October
Cropping September - October

Typically available

From March to September