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“Red, Red Wine, Stay close to me……” Can you just hear UB 40 crooning that old favorite tune with its reggae beat? How many other songs have been written about the fermentation of this revered fruit? 

The history of grapes is as old as the history of mankind. There is evidence that as far back as Ancient Egypt, man has been transforming grapes into wine, one of the world’s finest symbols of romance.

 

But even before it is transformed into that delicate, fermented beverage, grapes are linked symbolically with love, fertility and virility. The ancient Romans, acknowledged as the first civilization to cultivate grape vines, made both grapes and wine emblems of Bacchus, god of ecstasy (not to mention fertility). Even pre-dating the Romans, in ancient Greece it was a tradition to give clusters to newlyweds in the belief that the grape’s seeds would bless the couple with many children. 





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Table Grapes
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aka Grape Table

A popular NZ bred table grape that ripens towards the end of autumn. Good weather and disease resistance. Large-medium black fruit that look and taste great with an aromatic spicy flavour. Grapes will grow in most soils but do better with good drainage and of course they love the sun. Deciduous.

 

Habit: Climbing
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Climber

Grape Albany Surprise

New stock expected End of July, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $44.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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Picture of Grape Bishop Pompalier
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aka Heritage grape

A grape steeped in NZ history, arriving originally with Bishop Pompallier some 170 years ago and was used as both a table and wine grape. Disease resistant, large, black, sweet, delicately flavoured grape. Ripens early March. Plant in a full sun, sheltered, well drained spot. Deciduous.

 

Habit: Climbing
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Climber

Grape Bishop Pompalier

New stock expected Middle of July, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $44.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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Picture of Grape Black Dalmation
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aka Heritage grape

Large black dessert grape with strong, musky flavour and lots of tannin. Origins in Kohukohu where they showed natural disease resistance. Ripens late March. Plant in a sunny well drained position. Deciduous.

 

Habit: Climbing
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Climber

Grape Black Dalmation

New stock expected Middle of July, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $44.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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aka Grape Table

A high quality Table Grape with reddish-black fruit with an attractive bloom. The flesh is green, tender and juicy with a hint of spice. Regular generous cropper that shows good disease resistance. Ripe around Feb-March. Plant in a sunny well drained position. Deciduous.

 

Habit: Climbing
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Climber

Grape Buffalo RS 3309

Current Stock Height: 50/70 cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

$31.99

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aka Grape Table

A delicious grape with a thin dark red skin. The grapes are seedless have a lovely delicate flavour. Crops well with medium sized bunches that are ripe in summer. The vine shows good disease resistance. Plant in a sunny well drained position and only prune in winter after leaf fall. Deciduous.

 

Habit: Climbing
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Climber

Grape Canadice

Current Stock Height: 100/110 cm  ? 

Container: 5l  ? 

$44.99

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Grape Candice Seedless

New stock expected Middle of October, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $24.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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aka Grape Table

A gorgeous green seedless selection with loose clusters of medium size grapes with a honey-like flavour and melt in your mouth texture. Ripe Feb-March. Really likes the warmth so plant in a sunny sheltered spot with well drained soil. Prune in winter after leaf fall. Deciduous.

 

Habit: Climbing
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Climber

Grape Himrod

New stock expected Middle of December, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $39.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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aka Grape Table

A very hardy Grape variety with good disease resistance and the ability to grow in coastal conditions. Heavy crops of sweet pinkish grapes, medium in size, ripe March-April. Grapes will grow in most soils but do better with good drainage and of course they love the sun. Deciduous.

 

Habit: Climbing
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Climber

Grape Iona

New stock expected End of July, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $44.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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aka Grape Table

A delicious table Grape that is very popular in Japan mainly as the Grapes are HUGE and very, very sweet. Black-purple in colour, ripe early autumn. Slip skin variety. Plant in a sunny well drained spot. Prune in winter after leaf fall. Deciduous.


 

Habit: Climbing
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Climber

Grape Kyoho

This plant is in high demand. Pre-order now for allocation on next available stock. No payment until order can be filled.

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Grape Kyoho

New stock expected Middle of December, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $39.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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aka Grape Table

This grape is quite compact in habit though obviously will still need quite a bit of space and support. The skin and flesh are greenish white and have a tangy flavour. The grapes are ripe around March. Shows good disease resistance. Happy in the sun with good drainage. Winter prune only. Deciduous.

 

Habit: Climbing
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Climber

Grape Moores Diamond

Current Stock Height: 70/90 cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

$34.99

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aka Grape Muscat

This grape is rated as absolutely the best for flavour. The oval reddish-blue fruits are aromatic with an intense rich Muscat flavour. A hardy and vigorous tendril climber that is happiest in a sunny, sheltered position. Ripe around Feb-March. Seeds. Deciduous.

 

Habit: Climber
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Climber

Grape New York Muscat

New stock expected Middle of July, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $44.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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