Vitis 'Gloire of Boskoop'
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
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Colour & scent
- Native to the UK
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
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How to grow
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
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May be affected by powdery mildew and botrytis
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