VITIS vinifera GRAPE VINE Black Hamburg 3L
Originating from Germany where it is known as Trollinger, Black Hamburg is often recognised as the easiest of greenhouse grapes it is a popular, reliable and strong growing variety that produces a consistently good quality crop of delicious black dessert grapes that will ripen well without heat. The grapes ripen in large bunches of dark red/purple seeded fruits, the fruit is medium-large in size and has superb flavour. Hardy and consistently prolific with stunning autumnal foliage. Eventual height and spread: 10m (33ft). Cropping season: late August/September. Self fertile.
This plant is supplied in a 3L pot.
Water thoroughly or stand in a container of water for an hour before planting. Plant in a hole large enough to avoid disturbing the root ball. Plant 6 inches (15cm) away from a wall, preferably south facing, in a hole 4-6 inches (10-15cm) deep. Leave 4-5 feet between plants. Good drainage is vital. Tie lightly to a stake for the first month before attaching it to the wall/fence it is to be trained up.
In the first Spring after planting, choose one shoot to be the leader and train. Any lateral produced from the leading shoot, should be stopped at 5 or 6 leaves, and any flowers or tendrils should be removed. Mulch yearly with well rotted compost of manure to retain moisture and suppress weeds. Water regularly until established. Apply a general fertiliser.