2-3ft 'Black Hamburgh' Grape Vine | 3L Pot | Indoor
Britain's favourite indoor black grape
The best-known heritage black grape for growing under glass. Also known as ‘Trollinger’ and ‘Schiava Grossa’ depending on the country of origin, this is Britain’s favourite black indoor grape. It’s reliable (mid-season indoors, late if outdoors), producing large bunches of sweet juicy grapes with delicious flavour, suitable for eating or wine-making.
A heritage variety originating in Germany, a Black Hamburgh vine was famously planted by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown at Hampton Court Palace in 1768. More than 230 years later, ‘the Great Vine’ is now over 120 feet (36.5 metres) long and produces an annual crop of 500 to 700 bunches of grapes weighing 500-700 lbs (220-320kg).
It can be grown in a large pot or greenhouse bed, in open free-draining soil or compost that is not too rich. While ‘Black Hamburgh’ can be grown outside in warm areas, fruit won’t ripen until late October, so can be damaged by an early frost.
- Location: Indoor
- Seedless: No
- Colour: Red
- Harvesting Period: August - September
- Estimated Time to Best Yields: 2 Years
- Uses: Eating Fresh, WIne-Making
- Supplied As: 3L Pot
- Height on Arrival: 1m (ft)
- Planting Distane: 1.8-2.7m
- Eventual Height & Spread: 10m x 10m (33 x 33ft)
- Dig a hole that is twice the radius of your plant’s rootball.
- Before planting, drench the rootball.
- Place the pot in the planting hole, making sure that it sits no lower than an inch below the ground.
- Fill the planting hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, finishing with fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Take care to not compress the soil.
- Provide your plant with a generous watering.
- Add mulch on top, (whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould, and stones). Try to keep the mulch from touching the stem.
- Hardiness: While grapes originate from the Mediterranean and Central Asia, they are hardy enough to survive the UK's winters. However, they can sometimes suffer from frost damage. To avoid this, try to plant them in a south-facing location.
|Harvesting Period||Mid Season Fruit Trees|
|Features||Fruiting Climbing Plants|
|Harvest Month||August, September|
|Location||Indoor Grape Vines|
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|
|Species||Grape Vines, Soft Fruit Plants|
|Time To Cropping||1 Year|
|Uses||Fruiting Plants Suitable For Eating Fresh, Fruiting Plants Suitable For Juicing|
|Colour||Red, Red, Black & Blue|
|Annual Rate Of Growth||Medium Growing|
|Supplied As||3L Pot|
|Supplied As||2L-3L Pot|
|Type||Soft Fruit Plants|
|Shop By Category||Soft Fruit Plants|