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Grape Vine 'Divico'

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Vitis vinifera 'Divico'

  • Wine Grape.
  • Almost black grapes are perfect for wine-making.
  • Suitable for outdoor and protected growing.
  • Self fertile.

Supplied as a containerised grafted vine approximately 3 feet (90 cm) tall including pot.

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Bred in Switzerland in the late 1990s, and released for planting in 2013, Divico is attracting a lot of attention among UK growers looking for a grape that will produce a full-bodied red wine, reminiscent of a Pinot Noir. A cross between Gamaret (itself a cross between Gamay and Reichensteiner) and Bronner, Divico named for an ancient Gallic chieftain who led his people into battle against Julius Caesar. Naturally resistant to many fungal diseases, including mildew, powdery mildew and grey mould, Divico thrives in the humid UK climate, and is well suited to more northerly climes. 

Divico flowers in early June, avoiding frosts and allowing for optimal pollination, and ripens late. It has an upright habit, meaning it can be easily trained. Its moderate yield means that crop-thinning is not necessary. 

  • Originally from Switzerland.
  • Parentage - Gamaret x  Bronner.
  • Grapes produce a full-bodied red that is, many believe, as good as Pinot Noir.
  • Naturally resistant to many fungal diseases.
  • Needs fewer pesticide treatments.
  • Late-season fruit ripening.
  • Winter wood ripening is good so can be grown both outdoors or under protection (greenhouse, polytunnel or conservatory).
  • Can be trained using either the cane replacement method or spur pruning.
  • Self fertile.

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.




Plant Passport Registration Number: GB-34265