3ft 'Vroege van der Laan' Grape Vine | 2L Pot

Code: TR0232
3ft 'Vroege van der Laan' Grape Vine | 2L Pot
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3ft 'Vroege van der Laan' Grape Vine | 2L Pot

Hardy Dutch variety perfect for the UK's climate

'Vroege van der Laan' is a deciduous, climbing shrub which produces a large amount of fruity white grapes which are bursting with flavour and perfect for making wine or eating fresh off the vine. This variety is great for amateur grape enthusiasts due to the reliable nature of this hardy vine which produces grapes in most areas of the UK.

Variety Information

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

Size Information

Supplied As2L 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
Rating: 5/5

"Excellent plants. It would help beginners if instructions were provided. Rather slow delivery, but this is not the firm's fault."

Reviewed Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Rating: 5/5

"Product came in perfect condition."

Reviewed Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Plant was an bought to match with a previous plant sent as a gift. Plant arrived with good packaging and secure."

Reviewed Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Rating: 5/5

"very satisfied thanks ....."

Reviewed Monday, 25 June 2018

Rating: 4/5

"I have taken over an already partly established garden. This App as saved me time and money. Because it’s allowed me group colours and plant types together, and now because I know what plant is what I can use the right soil and compost."

Reviewed Saturday, 2 June 2018

Rating: 5/5

"because everything was spot on."

Reviewed Thursday, 26 April 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Sweet grape vine. Looking forward to seeing it growing over my pergola in the spring."

Reviewed Thursday, 14 September 2017

Rating: 4/5

"nice vines in good order"

Reviewed Friday, 24 March 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Lovely plant"

Reviewed Thursday, 2 March 2017

Rating: 4/5

"Can't tell yet."

Reviewed Tuesday, 8 November 2016

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