• Eventual height: 12m
  • Eventual spread: 8m

grape 'Chardonnay'

white wine outdoor or indoor grape vine (syn. Vitis vinifera 'Chardonnay')

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2 litre pot | 60cm cane £24.99
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This climber is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, preferably neutral to alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A vigorous vine that has 3- to 5-lobed, fresh green leaves and in summer small clusters of white grapes. The grapes are perfect for making in to wine, either on their own or as a blend. Thanks to its high sugar and acid levels its a very versatile grape suitable for making dry, sweet and even sparkling wines. Grow this vine against a warm, sunny wall to ensure a good crop.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate plenty of well-rotted organic matter in to the planting hole. It will need some help to clamber up a tree, wall or pergola so you will need to provide some support and tie it in as it grows. 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.
  • Dogs: Harmful if eaten