Vitis 'Boskoop Glory' | Grape Plant
Reliable variety perfect for the UK's climate
'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.
- Location: Outdoor
- Seedless: No
- Colour: Black
- Harvesting Period: August-September
- Estimated Time to Best Yields: 2 Years
- Uses: Eating Fresh, Wine-Making
- Supplied As: 3L Pot / 4.5L Pot
- Price: RRP Â£14.99 / RRP Â£29.99
- Supplied As: 3L Pot
- Height on Arrival: 70-90cm (2-3 ft)
- Planting Distance: 1.8-2.7m
- Eventual Height & Spread: 10m x 4m (33 x 13ft)
Please note: where your plant is supplied with a pot, your plant's 'Height on Arrival' includes the pot
- Dig a hole that is twice the radius of your plant’s rootball.
- Before planting, drench the rootball.
- Place the pot in the planting hole, making sure that it sits no lower than an inch below the ground.
- Fill the planting hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, finishing with fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Take care to not compress the soil.
- Provide your plant with a generous watering.
- Add mulch on top, (whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould, and stones). Try to keep the mulch from touching the stem.
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.
- Hardiness: While grapes originate from the Mediterranean and Central Asia, they are hardy enough to survive the UK's winters. However, they can sometimes suffer from frost damage. To avoid this, try to plant them in a south-facing location.
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