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Grape Vine 'Black Hamburgh'

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Vitis vinifera 'Schiava Grossa'

  • Eating / Wine Grape.
  • Large, thin-skinned, black fruits have a gorgeously sweet flavour.
  • Suitable for outdoor growing in the South of the UK, protected further North.
  • Self fertile.

Supplied as a non grafted containerised vine approximately 2 feet (60 cm) tall including pot.

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1 or more £15.75GBP each. Group & quantity discounts

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Originating from Germany where it is known as Trollinger, Black Hamburgh found fame and favour in the UK after Lancelot 'Capability' Brown planted a vine at Hampton Court Palace in 1768. Over 230 years on, the vine is now famously known as the Great Vine - and rightly so as it is now over 120 feet (36.5 metres) long and produces an annual crop of 500 to 700 bunches of grapes weighing 500-700 lbs (220-320 kg).

Often recognised as the easiest of greenhouse grapes it is a reliable and strong-growing variety that produces a consistently good quality crop of delicious black dessert grapes. In Italy, where it is known as Schiava, it is used for making wines - and this is something we have done with our own crop, producing a delicate rosé wine.

One point to note is that whilst this used to be recommended for protected growing only, we have a lovely productive vine here at the nursery growing outside - though fruit is very late to ripen outside (late October), so in years with an early frost the crop can be damaged.


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How To...

How To Plant, Grow & Train Grape Vines
Detailed advice on siting, planting and training grape vines - both outside and under protection. Includes basic pruning advice.

Magazine Articles

Not So Sour Grapes
An article on the basics of growing grapes written by Paul Peacock that appeared in the June 2007 issue of Grow It! magazine.

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