3ft 'Black Hamburgh' Grape Vine | 3L Pot | Indoor

Code: TR1021
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.

Variety Information

Location Outdoor grapes can be grown outside, while indoor grapes need to be grown in a greenhouse. Indoor
Seedless No
Colour Red
Harvesting Period August-September
Estimated Time to Best Yields 2 Years
Uses Eating Fresh, Wine-Making

Size Information

Supplied As3L Pot
Height on Arrival1m (3ft)
Planting Distance1.8-2.7m
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions.10m x 10m (33 x 33ft)
Optional Extras
  • Black Bamboo Expandable Fencing Screening Trellis 1.8m x 0.9m (6ft x 3ft) - By Papillon™
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  • Black Bamboo Expandable Fencing Screening Trellis 2.0m x 2.0m (6ft 7in x 6ft 7in) - By Papillon™
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  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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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: 4.7/5 (10 reviews)

Rating: 3/5

"Vine not grown yet. So too early to review. But seems very healthy."

Reviewed Monday, 18 February 2019

Rating: 5/5

"Healthy looking vine, good size."

Reviewed Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Very happy with size and quality of vine. So looking forward to it growing and giving us some wonderful grapes."

Reviewed Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Rating: 5/5

"the vine was in good condition and healthy"

Reviewed Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Great value for money, fast delivery and very pleased with the plant I bought"

Reviewed Thursday, 16 August 2018

Rating: 5/5

"a very good grape vine....."

Reviewed Saturday, 14 July 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Plants arrived in good condition,Alive. Have now re potted & plants doing well, growing well."

Reviewed Thursday, 26 April 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent quality and strong plant"

Reviewed Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Rating: 5/5

"because they are good quality, well packed and delivered preomptly"

Reviewed Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Rating: 5/5

"good product well packed and deliverd"

Reviewed Friday, 26 January 2018

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