Vitis Brandt Grape Vine
A dual-purpose vine, this variety has both decorative foliage and edible grapes.
The small fresh green leaves are freely produced on vigorous stems during the summer, when small clusters of green grapes can be seen developing. The fruit ripens to black in autumn and, birds permitting, remains on the plant well into autumn to coincide with the arrival of rich red and orange foliage tints.
The grapes are small and sweet but full of pips although they can be eaten as a curiosity they look best left on the vines.
The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its Award of Garden Merit (AGM)
No fertilizer is required in the planting hole, but mulch with organic compost after planting
Good air circulation minimizes mildew issues.
Can plant in a large container and train over a trellis or patio cover if desired. Hardy to around -15.
Grapevines are perennial plants and will grow for years to come and they need lots of sunshine.
The plant is grown in a 3.5 litre pot and is approx 3ft tall