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Grapes have been cultivated by humans for at least 5000 years and are used to produce raisins, vinegar and wine. They are mainly grown by the home orchardist for delicious, fresh eating, Table or Dessert Grapes. Commercially approximately 80 percent of Grape production is turned into wine or brandy. The 2 species grown for both purposes are known botanically as Vitis vinifera from Europe and Vitis labrusca from North America and there are many hybrids thereof.

Grapes are highly ornamental as well as productive and if grown in the right conditions they will be relatively pest and disease free. In wet humid conditions grapes are susceptible to a fungal disease called Botrytis. This is not always seen as a negative thing as Botrytis, AKA 'Noble Rot' causes the grapes to have highly concentrated sugar levels. These grapes are used to produce delicious dessert wines.


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Wine Grape. A very early, hardy, French, red wine grape, which may be relied upon in all seasons. This black wine grape is most noted for being one of the three main varieties used in the production of Champagne. Attractive woolly white fur on the leaf makes it more frost hardy. 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: Climbercm x cm

Grape Pinot Meunier

Container: pb8  ? 

New stock arriving beginning of July, 2020. Pre-order now. Estimated price $31.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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