Grapes: outdoor cultivation
Growing grapes outdoors is becoming increasingly popular, particularly those varieties being grown for wine. The key to success is a combination of selecting the correct site and thorough soil preparation, combined with attention to watering, feeding and dealing with problems if they arise.
Botanical name: Vitis vinifera and Vitis labrusca
Flowering time: Summer
Fruiting time: Early autumn onwards
Planting time: October to March
Height and spread: Variable, depending on the system used
Aspect: Sun (south or south-west facing)
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