Riesling Wine Making Grape Vine 'Vitis'
A vigorous grape vine that grows well in a greenhouse as well as outside against a south or south-west facing wall. It is one of the easiest grapes to grow though only sets fruit outdoors after a long hot summer. In a greenhouse it sets freely producing large bunches of sweet tasting white grapes year after year.
When planting incorporate plenty of well-rotted organic matter in to the planting hole. It will need some help to clamber up a tree, wall or pergola so you will need to provide some support and tie it in as it grows. Once it has developed a good framework you should shorten all the lateral shoots to within two or three buds from the main stem. It is essential that the majority of the pruning work is tackled in mid winter as the sap tends to 'bleed' at other times of the year, but you can cut back the odd over-long stem
Grapevines are easy to grow all you need is a warm wall
Plant in any reasonable garden soil.
The plant is grown in a 2.5 litre pot and is approx 3ft tall
Riesling is a late maturing, moderately vigorous white vinifera that produces grapes of exceptional wine quality. Wines range from dry to very sweet with a powerful floral and apple-like aroma.
Riesling pairs well with spicy foods