Grape Vine Growing Guide

Soil

Will grow on relatively poor soil as long as it is well drained and compost is dug in. pH of 6.5 to 7 preferred.

Position

Sunny position.

Frost tolerant

Yes but cover if a severe frost is forecast.

Feeding

Mulch with well rotted compost annually.

Companions

Agastache and Chives.

Spacing

Single Plants: 4′ 11″ (1.50m) each way (minimum)
Rows: 4′ 11″ (1.50m) with 4′ 11″ (1.50m) row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Plant in mid-fall or early winter when it’s not too cold for a little root growth to help them establish.

Notes

After harvesting prune the bush back to three buds. Vines can gradually be trained up a support system.

Harvesting

Harvest fruit when ripe, thinning a few out beforehand to allow others to swell.