3ft 'Lakemont' Grape Vine | 2L Pot | Seedless | Outdoor

Code: TR1013
3ft 'Lakemont' Grape Vine | 2L Pot | Seedless | Outdoor
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3ft 'Lakemont' Grape Vine | 2L Pot | Seedless | Outdoor
Grape Lakemont (seedless white, outdoor) 3L

White seedless dessert grape, all-round performer with good disease resistance.

A modern cross from the USA, Vitis vinifera 'Lakemont' produces heavy crops of delicious white seedless grapes with a sweet honey-like taste. It is self-fertile and a reliable performer, with decent resistance to powdery mildew, downy mildew and botrytis (grey mould). An extra bonus is vibrant autumn colour at leaf fall, just after the bunches of grapes have ripened.

Although ‘Lakemont’ is hardy, classified as H5 (-10C to -15C), it won’t fruit outdoors in colder UK locations. Only grow outdoors in southern England - further north, cultivate in a greenhouse, conservatory or polytunnel. Plants need a fertile, well-drained soil in a sheltered site (south or west-facing) in full sun - a wall or pergola is ideal.

Characteristics
  • Approx. Growth Height: 12m
  • Approx Spread: 2.5m - 4m
  • Comes in a: 3L Pot on 90cm Cane
  • Vine is approx 2 years old
  • Harvesting Period: Test them - should be soft to touch and taste sugary sweet
  • Flower Colour: Green in summer
  • Foliage Colour: Green in spring, summer, and autumn
  • Flowering Period: Summer
  • Tolerance: Frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Climbing
  • Self pollinating: Yes
  • Harvesting Period: Yes
  • Uses: Eating fresh, making wine, cooking
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Exposure: Sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: max. height in 2-5 years
  • Scented: Barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Optional Extras
  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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Caring for Grape Vines

Mulch around the base of the vine with well-rotted garden or farmyard compost every winter. Plant in well-drained soil that has been enriched with garden compost or well-rotted manure.

These rampant climbers need to be pruned for maximum fruit production. To promote fruiting spurs, prune out weak growth back to a few inches from the old wood in late winter.Train the vine on wires by tying in strong growths during the summer.

Where Can I Grow Grapes Outdoors?

Vines can be grown outdoors in southern Britain - the general guide is south of a line between Pembroke and the Wash. However, this area can be extended north if the planting spot is next to a sheltered west or south-facing wall, or in a coastal area influenced by the Gulf Stream. Use later-flowering varieties in borderline regions.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 1.2m - 1.5m apart in rows 1.5m - 1.8m apart

Grapes prefer well-cultivated and well-drained soil, with a pH of 6.5 - 6.8. They do best in full sun, but well sheltered conditions. Sandy gravel over chalk is an ideal growing site.
Dig a hole at least twice the size of the root ball. Ideally mulch with compost or rotted manure. Firm the bush in well before watering. Cut vine back to 2 or 3 healthy buds to help with the growing process.

You should plant your grapes in early spring, March time if you can, though late autumn could be fine if the weather isn't too cold.

Fruit Benefits

These fruits should be eaten or made into wine within a few days of harvest. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into desserts, wines or with dessert grapes can be stored for upto 2 weeks in the fridge. Freshly picked fruit will bring your desserts or wine to life with a flavour that simply can't be matched by mass produced, shop bought fruit.

 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.5/5 (6 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Very healthy looking plant"

Reviewed Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Like my other purchase, strong looking plant, just what I needed."

Reviewed Monday, 10 September 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent service and excellent plant good packaging."

Reviewed Friday, 29 June 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Prime condition: ideal for planting."

Reviewed Friday, 2 March 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Obviously it is dormant and a young plant so I can not give a true answer but it looks fine to me."

Reviewed Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Rating: 4/5

"plant ok AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA+++++"

Reviewed Wednesday, 6 December 2017

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