Bonsai Red Grape 30L Pot Vitis vinifera
Truly unique and a plant we are sure people are going to love and stir up a few conversations! Grape vines left to their own devices ar extraordinarily vigorous climbers which can reach lengths of up to 12 meters. Trained into a bonsai the Vinis Vinifera becomes a more compact shrub with a thick stem and a unique-looking bark. Beautiful green bunches of grapes hang off the tree, ready to be picked when perfectly ripened.
To maintain its more compact growing habit the plant should be pruned throughout the entire growing period. If kept containerised it is also essential to regularly water and feed the plant.
- Comes in a: 30L Pot
- Height on Arrival:50-80cm
- Flower Colour: Green in summer
- Foliage Colour: Green in spring, summer, and autumn
- Approx. Growth Height: 2m - 3m
- Approx Spread: 3m - 4m
- Flowering Period: Summer
- Harvesting Period: Summer
- Tolerance: frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
- Growing Habit: Bonsai
- Self pollinating: 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
- Light Requirements: Partial shade, full sun
- Soil Requirements: Acid, alkaline, clay, loamy, sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
- Moisture: Well-drained
Caring and Maintenance
Grapes are pretty drought tolerant, however it is best to water thoroughly in dry spring and summer conditions. Remove any weeds or rocks and place a mulch around the plant in winter if you would like to avoid further weeds.
- 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.
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.