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  • strawberry grape vine
  • Eventual height: 10m
  • Eventual spread: 3m

grape 'Fragola'

strawberry grape vine

£17.99
Pot size 3 litre pot
3 litre pot
Quantity
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, preferably neutral to alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A vigorous dessert grape vine that is decorative as well as edible, with deeply cut, fresh green leaves. During the summer small greenish flowers are followed by red grapes with an intense rich flavour said to be reminiscent of strawberries. The leaves turn fiery colours in autumn before they drop. Very productive and easy to grow outside this vine is best grown against a warm, sunny wall to ensure a good crop. Ready to pick and eat from late September.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate plenty of well-rotted organic matter in to the planting hole. It will need some help to clamber up a tree, wall or pergola so you will need to provide some support and tie it in as it grows. Once it has developed a good framework you should shorten all the lateral shoots to within two or three buds from the main stem. It is essential that the majority of the pruning work is tackled in mid winter as the sap tends to 'bleed' at other times of the year, but you can cut back the odd over-long stem to a healthy bud in summer to fit the available space.
  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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