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Grape 'Autumn Royal'Small-Leaved Lime

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Hardy Shrub
What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
2 Reviews

Virtually seedless dessert variety.

Sweet purple-black grapes.

Suitable for a cold greenhouse.

1 x 3 litre potted vine plant £17.99 Despatch: by end of August 2019
2 x 3 litre potted vine plants £34.99 Despatch: by end of August 2019
Please note: This product cannot be delivered outside the United Kingdom.
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery Reviews
Grape 'Autumn Royal' ripens late in the season, producing large and juicy, purple-black fruits. The seedless grapes are thin-skinned with a fabulous sweet flavour that makes this an excellent dessert grape. This modern, Californian-bred variety requires a warm, sheltered position if grown outdoors. It is best grown in an unheated greenhouse where it will produce good yields in October. Delicious eaten fresh picked from your own grape vine! Height of cordon trained vine: 1.8m (6’). Spread of cordon trained vine: 1.5m (5’). Untrained plants may reach up to 8m (26’).

Kitchen Garden, Greenhouse, Walls And Fences

Hardy

full sun

Up to 180cm (71in)

Up to 150cm (59in)

easy

achievable with guidance

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

1 x 3 litre potted vine plant (TKA1981)
2 x 3 litre potted vine plants (TKA1982)

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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.


  • Year 1
  • Pruning grape vines in summer: Pinch back the side branches leaving 5 leaves, and reduce any shoots emanating from the side branches to 1 leaf.
  • Pruning grape vines in winter: Reduce the main stem by two thirds and cut back side branches to 1 bud.

  • Year 2
  • Repeat the same process in the second year, cutting side branches back to 5 leaves of the current season's growth in summer, and reducing the main stem and side shoots in winter.

  • Year 3
  • In the third summer, allow 2 bunches of grapes to develop per side branch. Prune away any lateral growth from 2 buds beyond the second bunch of fruit on each branch. The fruit can be harvested when ripe from early October.
When growing grape vines choose a sunny position in any well drained soil. A south facing position against a wall is ideal. Grape vines require sturdy support for their twining stems. Before planting, prepare a framework of wires stretched horizontally between two sturdy 1.8m (6’) posts or attached to a warm wall. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the soil. Plant grape vines against the wire supports, allowing a distance of 2m (6’) between plants. After planting, reduce the newly planted grape vine back to height of the lowest support wire, and cut back any side shoots to one bud, before tying the main stem in to the supporting wires.

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