• Eventual height: 12m
  • Eventual spread: 6m

grape 'Chasselas Blanc'

grape vine (syn. Vitis vinifera 'Chasselas Blanc')

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3 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

    Producing golden white grapes with a sublimely sweet flavour, 'Chasselas Blanc' is an excellent table and wine grape for the UK climate which can be grown outside to fruit early given a sunny, sheltered spot. Commercially grown in Switzerland where its adaptation to cool, early summer, alpine conditions makes it a reliable choice for juicing or wine.

  • 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