Why not plant a grapevine this year?
We have just taken stock of the most wonderful little grapevines, they are the best size grapevines for sending out to anywhere in the UK, perfect for a birthday gift or even (dare i say it) Father's Day! Our grapevines come from Vitis vinifera AGM, the common grape.
Vitis is a vigorous climbing vine with beautiful deeply lobed leaves. Its a deciduous climber, which has insignificant little flowers but followed by lots of lovely fruit~ edible grapes!
They love lots of sunshine but will tolerate a little shade too, so ideal as a decorative courtyard climber or over a pergola. They can easily be grown in a planter or in the ground.
Our grapevines are Vitis vinifera 'Boskoop Glory' AGM, which is a wonderfully tasty black desert grape, a great vine for the beginner gardener.
The other variety is Vitis vinifera 'Vroege van der Laan' (bit of a mouthfull isnt it?) a super hardy grapevine, and a fantastic white desert grape but great for wine too. Which is the most important aspect in my opinion!