Grape 'Orion' Vine - Vitis hybrid - 3L Pot

Code: TR0231
Grape 'Orion' Vine - Vitis hybrid - 3L Pot
Grape 'Orion' Vine - Vitis hybrid - 3L Pot

This is a delicious outdoor white grape suitable for eating or wine-making. It prefers a sunny sheltered site, ideally against a south- or west-facing wall or fence with well-drained soil, not too rich.

Characteristics
  • Flower Colour: Green in summer
  • Foliage Colour: Green in spring, summer, and autumn
  • Approx. Growth Height: 2m - 5m
  • Approx Spread: 1.5m
  • Comes in a: 3L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Shrub is approx 2 years old
  • Flowering Period: summer
  • Harvesting Period: September - October
  • 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

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrizal Fungi
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  • Grow Your Own - Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy - 1L
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  • Full Tree Planting Kit - Empathy™ Rootgrow, Afterplant and Tree Stake & Tie
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Requirements

  • 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

  • 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.

Fruit Benefits

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.

 

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