3ft 'Muscat Blue' Grape Vine | 3L Pot | Outdoor

Code: TR1014
3ft 'Muscat Blue' Grape Vine | 3L Pot | Outdoor
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3ft 'Muscat Blue' Grape Vine | 3L Pot | Outdoor

Black muscat variety perfect for creating aromatic wine

‘Muscat Blue’, often seen as ‘Muscat Bleu’, is a modern mildew-resistant grape producing large, tasty, juicy fruit in an eye-catching blue-black colour with dark red flesh. As its name suggests, the grapes have a rich, muscat flavour, with a nutmeg bouquet.

It’s one of the most reliable outdoor-fruiting varieties but still performs well under glass in colder regions, producing fruit of commercial standard. Plants need a fertile, well-drained soil in a sheltered site (south or west-facing) in full sun - a wall or pergola is ideal.

Bred in Switzerland, ‘Muscatel Blue’ is ideal for the organic gardener, thanks to its resistance to fungal diseases and Phylloxera, the blight of most vines. It is classed as an early grape, maturing August/September, with a medium to good yield.

Variety Information

Location Outdoor grapes can be grown outside, while indoor grapes need to be grown in a greenhouse. Outdoor
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: 4.0/5 (10 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Healthy plant no damage in transit"

Reviewed Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Rating: 1/5

"Very poor quality of plant supplied"

Reviewed Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Healthy plant that has done well."

Reviewed Saturday, 11 August 2018

Rating: 5/5

"5 star all the way no problem"

Reviewed Thursday, 5 July 2018

Rating: 5/5

"absolutely lovely, very healthy, could not have expected more"

Reviewed Thursday, 14 June 2018

Rating: 1/5

"The plant arrived in a poor condition a lot of the growth had been broken off and parts of it have since died"

Reviewed Monday, 4 June 2018

Rating: 5/5

"first class plant...…………………."

Reviewed Monday, 4 June 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Very healthy plant, if a little pricey."

Reviewed Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Excelent plant, fast delivery"

Reviewed Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Having recovered from its journey the plant now looks really good."

Reviewed Friday, 20 April 2018

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