• Eventual height: 6m
  • Eventual spread: 3m

grape 'Riesling'

outdoor grape vine (syn. Vitis vinifera 'Riesling or Müller-Thurgau')

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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 grape vine that is great for growing against a south- or south-west facing wall, or in a greenhouse. The vine is often seen growing in Tuscany and produces white grapes which can be used to make delicious white wine. 'Riesling' has been grown as an espalier to assist in attaching to support wires or trellis where it's lateral stems will bear improved fruit.

  • 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