Grape 'Boskoop Glory' - Vitis Vinifera - 2L Pot
'Boskoop Glory' is a deciduous, climbing shrub which produces a large amount of black grapes which are bursting with flavour and perfect for making wine or eating fresh off the vine. 'Boskoop Glory' is considered to be one of the finest variety of grapes to be grown outdoors in the UK and is great for amateur grape enthusiasts due to the often reliable nature of the crop that is produced. The fruit are perfect for dessert, wine or just to eat on their own with a flavour far superior than any shop-brought product.
- Flower Colour: green in summer
- Foliage Colour: green in spring, summer, and autumn
- Approx. Growth Height: 12m
- Approx Spread: 2.5m - 4m
- Comes in a: 2L polypot (not a rigid pot)
- Shrub is approx 2 years old
- Flowering Period: summer
- Harvesting Period: test them - should be soft to touch and taste sugary sweet
- Tolerance: frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
- Growing Habit: climbing
- 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.
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.
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.
RHS Award of Garden Merit
The Award of Garden Merit or AGM is an award made to garden plants by the British Royal Horticultural Society after a period of assessment by the appropriate committees of the Society. Awards are made annually after plant trials (which may last for one or more years, depending on the type of plant being trialled) at RHS Garden, Wisley and other RHS gardens, or after observation of plants in specialist collections. This is intended to judge the plants' performance for conditions in the UK.
This is an example of our polypot - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season.