Grape (Vitis vinifera)
$35.51 incl. GST
- ⇒ Fruits are seasonal.
Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 80-85cm
- Can grapes be grown in containers? Yes, they can.
- In fact, the care of container-grown grapes isn’t at all complicated.
- There are, however, a few things you need to know beforehand to make growing a grapevine in a pot an easier, more successful endeavor.
- Growing a grapevine in a pot requires some specific materials.
- First, you need to pick your container.
- Black or dark-colored plastic pots heat up in the sun and can cause your grapevine’s roots to get too hot.
- Wooden containers are a good alternative.
- If you have to use dark plastic, try to arrange your container so that it stays in the shade but your vine is in the sun.
- Your container should also be a minimum of 15 gallons (57L).
- The next thing you need is a good trellis.
- This can be any shape or material you like, as long as it’s strong and will last.
- As your grapevine grows (and it will grow for many years), it will have to hold up a lot of material.
- Put stones or styrofoam in the bottom of your container for drainage, then add soil and a layer of mulch.
- Grapes will grow in nearly any type of soil, but they prefer moist silt loam.
- They need virtually no fertilizer, but if you choose to feed them, use a fertilizer low in nitrogen.
- For most grapevines, give them about seven hours of sunlight per day.
- This ensures leaves and grapes on all sides of the plant get sun part of the day, as the sun moves across the sky.
- It also gives the plant time to absorb enough nutrients from the sun to develop a healthy crop of grapes.
- Water should be sufficient to wet the soil 6 to 10 inches beneath the surface, but deeper watering can cause root rot.