2ft 'Vanessa' Grape Vine | 2L Pot | Seedless | Outdoor

Code: TR1020
2ft 'Vanessa' Grape Vine | 2L Pot | Seedless | Outdoor

Perfect for the colder regions of the UK

Early variety, performs well in dry and cooler climates.‘Vanessa’ has real cool weather credibility, originating in Vineland, Ontario, Canada in 1983 and is one of the hardiest of the seedless grapes. It is similar to ‘Flame’, but the skin colour is a deeper red and is more uniform, with a firm, crisp skin and a mild, sweet and fruity taste. The bunches hang down from the vine and are easy to harvest. Parent varieties are Seneca x New York 45910, so it’s no surprise it can cope with cooler climates, short growing seasons and dry summers.The fruit can be eaten as dessert grapes, or made into jams, jellies, juice or wine - they also store well. The self-fertile plants can also be grown under glass in colder areas.

Variety Information

Location Outdoor grapes can be grown outside, while indoor grapes need to be grown in a greenhouse. Outdoor
Seedless Yes
Colour Red
Harvesting Period August-September
Estimated Time to Best Yields 2 Years
Uses Eating Fresh, Wine-Making

Size Information

Supplied As2L Pot
Height on Arrival60cm (2ft)
Planting Distance1.8-2.7m
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions.10m x 10m (33 x 33ft)
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Our plants are carefully checked by our fruit nursery experts prior to despatch to ensure they are up to size and in perfect condition.

Our grape vines are packed in specially made, extra thick cardboard boxes with innovative inserts that hold your plants in place to prevent any damage in transit.

Key is to regularly water newly-planted plants, at least bimonthly for two months. Grapes differ from other fruiting plants in that their roots grow deep, so a thorough watering is necessary. It is also important to ensure adequate spacing (1.8-2.7m) between vines, depending on what planting system you use.

Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Before planting, drench the rootball. Place the pot in the hole, ensuring it sits no lower than an inch below ground.

Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your plant a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem.

Grape vines can be challenging to grow, depending on your location and its sunlight hours. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: while grapes originate from the Mediterranean and Central Asia, they are hardy enough to survive the UK's winters, although can suffer from frost damage. To avoid this, be sure to plant in a south-facing location.
  • Position: in the UK, the greatest barrier to successful fruiting is a lack of sunlight, so planting in full sun is recommended, especially in the case of grapes. Planting your vine in a sheltered spot will help prevent uprooting and allow it to put more resources into fruiting.
  • Soil Types: grape vines benefit from deep soils, but 3ft is adequate, and every plant will adapt to its conditions. The fertility and granularity of the soil determines fruit size, but small fruit size is not necessarily a negative with grapes, as grapes with larger skin to juice ratios are perfect for winemaking. Waterlogged soils will starve your vine of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis, cause its roots to rot and create the perfect environment for many diseases.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.3/5 (9 reviews)

Rating: 1/5

"Took 1 week to get plants. I felt the quality of the plants wasn’t the best. Like I’d been given what was left."

Reviewed Monday, 18 February 2019

Rating: 5/5

"The grapevine came carefully packaged and will be interested in seeing how it grows"

Reviewed Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Rating: 5/5

"five stars in good condition planted will see in two years how this plant does."

Reviewed Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Rating: 5/5

"I am pleased with the quality and vigour of my two grapevines."

Reviewed Monday, 20 August 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Vines good. Notice to carrier on box to save damage"

Reviewed Saturday, 14 July 2018

Rating: 5/5

"so nice to see a good heathy plant"

Reviewed Monday, 2 July 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Very good order services. Packaging and delivery were very good. Plants look healthy. Have planted them and looking forward to seeing them bear fruits as described."

Reviewed Thursday, 3 May 2018

Rating: 3/5

"Looks healthy, but expected more than 5 or 6 leaves on each for £9.99 each."

Reviewed Monday, 23 April 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Good quality, arrived well packaged."

Reviewed Monday, 19 February 2018

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