VITIS vinifera GRAPE VINE Vroege Van Der Laan 3L
A well established, very hardy and easy to grow white grape variety. Will do well in all areas of the UK – particularly if placed in a sheltered sunny position. A great choice for amateur grape enthusiasts due to its reliability. Good all-purpose fruit, equally well suited to wine making or eating as a dessert grape. Eventual height 4-8m (13-26ft). Eventual spread: 2-3m (6.5-10ft). Cropping season: 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.