Ensure a well-drenched root ball before planting your Vitis vinifera - soak the plant in a bucket of lukewarm water.
Prepare a large hole and loosen the soil with a fork. Improve poor soil with a mix of humus rich compost before planting your grapevine at the correct depth - the top of the root ball should come to just below soil level. Fill the hole and heel well in before watering generously.
Vitis vinifera will thrive in a humus rich, permeable soil in the sun. Plant extra vines 150-200 cm apart. Growing in the greenhouse is of course also possible - as is, in a large planter on the patio, although your harvest will then be somewhat curtailed.
Grape - 3 Varieties 'Palatina' + 'Lidi' + 'Muscat Bleu' - Climbing plantsVitis vinifera 'Palatina' + 'Lidi' + 'Muscat Bleu'
Grow your own delicious grapes!
Bakkers special miix of grapevines (Vitis vinifera) consists of one each of the following, 'Palatina'. 'Lidi' and 'Muscat Bleu' self pollinating and easy to grow in your own garden.Show more
Delivery height approx. 25 cm.
- The 'Palatina' grapevine produces large bunches of attractive, juicy grapes.
- The 'Muscat Bleu' grapevine ripens early with big bunches of a delicious table grape.
- The 'Lidl' grapevine is also early ripening and has fabulously tasty table grapes in large bunches.
Delivery height approx. 25 cm.
Show moreA grape is a climbing vine that needs support along a fence, pergola or a wall. Use chicken wire in places that need somewhere to tie the shoots in. Water extra in dry periods. Give a dose of lime in the autumn and a good mulch of mixed organic fertiliser in the spring. The soil should not be too wet for too long, this will not be tolerated. Keep birds off with netting or some other form of protection.
With the correct pruning technique you can expect a decent grape harvest.
Allow new plants to grow one main shoot and tie it in. The following year(s), keep side shoots at the required height by training them horizontally along wires. Side shoots from them can be cut back just before Christmas to just two buds (eyes) and these will grow really quickly in the spring.
You will see tiny bunches of flowers appear around June. Adult plants should be allowed to keep 2 to 3 flower clusters per side shoot. Cut back in June to 1 leaf past the furthest cluster of flowers.
When the grapes are grown to pea size, thin them out to allow more of them to grow bigger. In September, cut leaves away to allow the sun access and the grapes to ripen better.
Show moreThe 'Palatina', 'Lidl' and 'Muscat Bleu' grapes are all juicy table grapes that form large bunches on the vine. Depending on the weather, the bunches should all be ripe from around the start of September. Vitis vinifera is a pest and disease resistant variety that grows fairly large grapes. A decorative vine, it will in any case be a pretty asset draped around a pergola or along a fence.
These three varieties of grape, 'Palatina, 'Lidl' and 'Muscat Bleu' are all self-pollinating.
- Extra information
Latin name Vitis vinifera 'Palatina' + 'Lidi' + 'Muscat Bleu' Delivery type Supplied as container plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Green, Yellow, Blue, Red Light preference full sun Harvesting period September - October Growing height 200 - 300 cm Planting distance 200 - 300 cm