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Grape Vine Plant - Perlette
£19.99
Grape Vine Plant - Perlette

Grape Vine Plant - Perlette

Seedless white grape producing very large bunches of golden-green, delicious dessert grapes. Also suitable for greenhouse or conservatories. Vigorous and heavy cropping. Supplied as a grafted plant in a 3 litre pot.

Choose a sunny spot and our variety will provide you with a bountiful crop of delicious grapes! The vine is very attractive too!

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Early ripening and disease resistant

Seedless white grape producing very large bunches of golden-green, delicious dessert grapes. Also suitable for greenhouse or conservatories. Vigorous and heavy cropping. Supplied as a grafted plant in a 3 litre pot.

Choose a sunny spot and our variety will provide you with a bountiful crop of delicious grapes! The vine is very attractive too!

Colour:Green

Hardiness:-15 degrees

Seeds:False

Bulbs:False

Shrubs:False

Tree:False

Plants:True

Plug or Potted Plant:Potted

Aftercare - Easy:True

Aftercare - Moderate:False

Aftercare - High:False

Edible Flower:False

Soil Type:ALL

Likes Acidic Soil:False

Beds & Borders:True

Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:True

Grows in Sun or Partial Shade:True

F1 Variety:False

Shrub:False

The Culture of Grapes

On Receipt
Remove the plant from the packaging immediately. Check the compost is sufficiently moist and water if necessary.

Planting
Grape vines should be planted in a sheltered, sunny position, ideally a south or west facing aspect. The plants are hardy but avoid planting in frost pockets. Vines grow in most soils which should be free draining and not too fertile which would encourage growth at the expense of flower production. Apply a general fertilizer such as Growmore or Blood, Fish and Bone meal when planting. The plants should be grown against a trellis or a system of wires spaced 30cm (1') apart. The bottom wire should be 45cm (18") above soil level to protect fruit in future years. If more than one plant is to be grown space 1.5m (5') apart.

Care of the plants 
The vine should be restricted to one or two main shoots. The side shoots produced from these shoots will produce the fruit. Tie in the plants to the support wires or frame as necessary.

In the first year pinch back any lateral shoots as they grow to five leaves and sub-laterals to one leaf and remove any flowers. In November or December prune leader shoots, removing half the previous seasons new growth and all laterals back to one bud.
In the second summer select lateral growths 30cm (12") rubbing out any unwanted laterals and train growth left and right, pinch out new growth as in the previous year.
Pruning the main leader in the winter reducing the previous seasons growth by half.
When the plants are dormant, in subsequent years prune the leader back by half the previous years growth until the desired height is achieved. Laterals and sub-laterals cut back to one bud from the previous seasons growth. The leading shoot can then be tied into the support and treated as a lateral, cutting back to one bud of last seasons growth. In summer as the side shoots grow small flowers will appear and when they have set pinch out the shoot two leaves beyond the bunch of grapes. In the first few years allow one bunch of fruit to develop on each lateral and on mature plants two or three bunches. This will stop the plants growing and the plant will put its energies into swelling the fruit.

Once the flower buds start to open, until harvesting, apply a high potash liquid fertilizer at two week intervals. If the fruit set is heavy the bunches of grapes will need thinning. This is carried out when the grapes are the size of peas using long bladed scissors avoid touching the young delicate fruit. This should be carried out on several occasions over 7-10 days so that remaining fruit are spaced 1cm (½") apart. Grapes should be picked when fully ripe this will probably be in early October.

Taste rather than fruit colour is best indicator of ripeness. Birds will eat grapes as they start to ripen and netting is the only protection.
Prune each winter and in early spring apply a general fertilizer and a 5cm (2in) mulch of well rotted garden compost. 

 

 

Ideal climber and suitable for greenhouse or conservatory growing. Prefers full sun or partial shade.

All Dobies products should reach you in perfect condition, just as they left us. If you are dissatisfied in any way with their condition on arrival, please let us know within 14 days. We are only liable for the cost of the goods as quoted on the website plus the cost of delivery if the goods are faulty.

 
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