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Vitis vinifera Brant

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Grape

Dark red fruit ideal for wine production

One of the hardiest fruiting grape vines, capable of growing to a great height and able to bear fruit outside. The grapes are sweet, dark purple and born in clusters in late summer. The leaves turn fiery shades of red and purple before falling to reveal the gnarled stems through the winter months.

Where?

Choose a sheltered high wall or pergola in full sun with lots of space for growth.

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 Spring, Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 700 cm - 800 cm
Plant width 80 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 250 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam, 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 Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June
Fruiting June - September
Cropping September - September

Typically available

From March to September