• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Vitis 'Regent' (PBR) (O/b)

grape 'Regent'

  • Other common names grape 'Regent'

  • Synonyms Vitis vinifera 'Regent'

  • Family Vitaceae

  • Genus Vitis are vigorous deciduous climbing shrubs with tendrils and attractively lobed leaves, insignificant green flowers followed by often edible fruits; some have excellent autumn foliage colour

  • Details 'Regent' is a vigorous vine with green leaves that turn orange and red in autumn and black fruits in autumn for eating or making wine. Shows resistance to fungal diseases. Early season

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Climbing

  • Toxicity Contact may irritate the skin

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H5

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureWell drained

  • SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height Higher than 12 metres

  • Ultimate spread 2.5-4 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in a deep, well-drained, ideally neutral, soil in a sunny, sheltered position. Plant outside between late autumn and early spring. Mulch with well-rotted compost or manure in the first years after planting, and train as required. Irrigate newly-planted vines in dry periods during the spring and summer. See outdoor grape cultivation

Propagation Propagate by hardwood cuttings or grafting onto Phylloxera resistant rootstock

Suggested planting locations and garden types Wall-side Borders

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 11 in midwinter and in midsummer, pruning group 12 for formal training. See grape pruning

Pests May get brown scale and grapevine blister mite. Birds and wasps may attack fruit

Diseases May be affected by powdery mildews, a downy mildew and grey moulds (botrytis). See grapevine diseases

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