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Grape Vine 'Isabella'

Vitis x alexanderi 'Isabella'

  • Juice / Wine / Eating variety.
  • Produces purple fruits with green/yellow flesh.
  • Discovered in USA in 1816.
  • Good at withstanding hot climates (and will tolerate cooler ones).

Supplied as a containerised vine grafted on S04 rootstock approximately 2 feet (60 cm) tall including pot.

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


A great variety if you are looking to make juice, wine or eating.

The grapes are large dark purple skinned with a green/yellow flesh when ripe, they have 'slip skins' which means the skins separate easily.

The grapes are usually used to make wine, namely 'Uhudler' and 'Fragolino' (a sparkling red dessert wine). Wines produced with this variety have strawberry flavours (as well as, sometimes, the more unpleasant foxy flavours). Some times known as 'Odessa'

Isabella is thought to be a cross with an unknown labrusca and vinifera species or another thought is that it was a random pollination in Europe. It is said to have been discovered by Mrs Isabella Gibbs from South Carolina, USA in 1816 although there are those that dispute this. It was heavily imported into Europe in the early 19th Century and is said to have good resistance to phylloxera, although often blamed for the 'plague of phylloxera' throughout Europe. It has good resistance to both hot and cooler climates and for this reason can be found in countries such as India, Brazil, Japan and New Zealand.


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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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