VITIS vinifera Boskoop Glory 3L GRAPE VINE
A reliable outdoor cropping variety bred in Holland, Boskoop Glory is easy to grow and a reliable cropper. Often mistakenly sold as a wine grape, however according to experts, it is one of the best edible grapes that can be grown in the UK. The grapes are small-medium in size with a wonderfully sweet flavour and virtually seedless. Well worth growing for its stunning autumn foliage and although it is completely hardy it will also do well grown in a conservatory or greenhouse. Requires a site with well drained soil and full sun. Eventual height: 12m (39ft). Eventual spread: 2½-4m (8-13ft). Cropping season: October. 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.