50-90cm Vitis vinifera 'Muscat Bleu' | Outdoor Grape Vine | 3L Pot
Vitis vinifera 'Muscat Bleu' | Outdoor Grape Vine | 3L Pot
First bred in Switzerland, 'Muscat Bleu' is a modern cultivar that will gift you with a plentiful supply of flavourful, dark blue fruits. As implied by its name, these fruits have a rich, muscat flavour, with a nutmeg bouquet. With a good resistance to fungal diseases and blight, this variety will make a reliable addition to a beginner's garden, where it will produce fruit of commercial calibre. Due to these noteworthy qualities, 'Muscat Bleu' has become one of the most popular dessert grape varieties around. For the happiest plant, provide a sunny and sheltered site with fertile, well-drained soil.
|Harvesting Period||August and September|
|Sun Requirements||Full sun is best|
|Soil Type||Fertile, well-drained soil|
|Supplied As||3L Pot|
|Approx Height on Arrival The size of your plant can be affected by various factors such as weather conditions and their specific variety. However with the correct care, they will able to reach their eventual height and spread, detailed below.||50 - 90cm|
|Eventual Height and Spread||10m x 10m|
|Estimated Time to Best Yields||2 years|
Grape vines are quite vigorous, and as such, will need to be trained. This can be done in three ways:
Guyot system: Train one or two fruiting stems along a wire in differing directions.
Cordon: This involves training one or more stems (which have fruiting side shoots) onto multiple wires across a structure such as a fence.
Standard: This method is best for those who are growing their grape vines in pots. In this instance, simply train your plant on a tall, clear stem.
It is important to regularly water your grape vine; at least bimonthly for two months. Grapes differ from other fruiting plants because their roots grow deeper. Therefore, it is important to give them a thorough watering. You should also ensure adequate spacing (1.8 - 2.7m) between each vine, depending on the planting system you use. Mulching around the base of your vine is recommended. White pebbles can be used to reflect sunlight onto your plant, while darker mulch helps warm up the soil (just make sure that is isn't manure as this can encourage too much greenery and too little fruits).
Lovingly grown by our trusted nursery, your climbing plant will be delivered right to your doorstep. This approach means that you will receive nursery fresh plants that were on the growing table one day, and at your door the following! Our expert nursery have spent decades perfecting the art of watering, feeding, and pruning climbing plants and will do so until hours before they are packed.Each plant has been grown on a cane and is later expertly packaged into a specially designed, extra thick cardboard box. They will then be sent via a delicate courier network to prevent any chance of damage in transit.
Please note, while the plants (detailed on the right), are our Lonicera varieties, they are a good indication of the quality you can expect to receive.
When browsing grape vines, gardeners often turn away worrying that they won't suffice in the English garden. While grape vines are more accustomed to warmer climates (deriving from the Mediterranean and Central Asia) they can successfully be grown in the UK, even in small gardens!
- Position: Dessert grapes will appreciate a sunny, sheltered site. If you are based in a colder part of the UK (such as a northern region), we recommend planting them in a greenhouse, but they can be planted outside if trained under glass.
- Soil: Grape vines are relatively unfussy when it comes to soil, but make sure that it is free-draining.
- Height on Arrival: 50-90cm (1.5-3ft)
- Supplied as: 3L pot
Please note: where your plant is supplied with a pot, your plant's 'Height on Arrival' includes the pot
Advice on hot and droopy plants
If your plants are looking a little wilted right now, don’t worry! Plants like to be filled with water to keep their structure, and when it’s hot that water evaporates.
Just give them an off-schedule watering and they’ll be right as rain in no time! Be careful not to flood them - plants don’t like extremes.
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|Deciduous Or Evergreen||Evergreen|
|Flowering Month||August, September|
|Harvest Month||August, September|
|Location||Outdoor Grape Vines|
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|
|Colour||Red, Red, Black & Blue|
|Supplied As||2L-3L Pot|
|Shop By Category||Roses & Climbers|