You can grow your delicious grapes in the UK, which are so sweet that can be eaten fresh or used in desserts. Grape 'Boskoop Glory' is an old, extremely reliable variety of black grape, which is very hardy and a reliable cropper.
Vines are easy to grow, early ripening and disease resistant, which means bumper crops of tasty grapes. Grow grape vines over pergolas, where they are very attractive, with big, fancy foliage and striking autumn colour. Height of cordon trained vine: 1.8m (6'). Spread of cordon trained vine: 1.5m (5'). Untrained plants may reach up to 8m (26').
Water grapes vines only during dry periods as excessive watering can reduce the quality of the fruit. Apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the vines in spring to retain moisture at their roots throughout summer. Prune grape vines in winter and train them in summer. Do not allow them to carry a crop of grapes until their third summer.
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