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Vitis 'Gloire of Boskoop'
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grape 'Boskoop Glory'

'Boskoop Glory' is a black grape; a good outdoor vine for the amateur and reliable cropper suitable for both dessert and wine. The fruit has a moderately good flavour, but better than many shop-bought grapes

Synonyms
Vitis 'Gloire of Boskoop'
Vitis vinifera 'Glory of Boskoop'
see moreVitis vinifera 'Gloire van Boskoop'
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Family
Vitaceae
Native to the UK
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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

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a deep well-drained soil with a pH of, ideally between 6.5 and 7.0. Plant between late autumn and early spring. If container-grown, plant in late spring when the threat of frost has passed. Vines can be trained as cordons or using the guyot system. Mulch with well-rotted farmyard manure in the first years after planting

Propagation

Propagate by hardwood cuttings or grafting onto Phylloxera resistant rootstocks

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning

Grape pruning and training is carried out in winter and midsummer. Pruning group 11 or pruning group 12 for formal training

Pests

May suffer from glasshouse red spider mite and brown scale; mealybugs are a problem under glass

Diseases

May be affected by powdery mildew and botrytis

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