Phoenix Outdoor White Grape
The Phoenix outdoor grape produces a large densely packed berry that give a fine Muscat aroma from the heavy crop it produces. Large leaves and great Autumn colour also makes it useful for decorative use in the garden (we mean to look at not hang wall paper for you).
The grapes ripen in early October and this is indicated when the kids eat them without pulling a suck face or when the berries turn yellow. Originally bred in Germany in the 1960's so the Phoenix is probably is a good place to ask engineering advice if ever you learn to speak grape. Its parentage is Bacchus x Villard Blanc. The characteristics of the Phoenix make it particularly suitable for the UK climate and will grow in most soils except waterlogged, submarine window boxes, active army ranges and my ex-wife's garden (she sucks the life out of everything)
The Phoenix Grape vine is self fertile so does not need the services of another grape vine to produce fruit. This means it is very unlikely to want to go down town on a Friday and Saturday night to find an inebriated vine of the opposite sex to pollinate with.
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September 2013: Dear Alan, I'm please to say the 3 Phoenix vines have been delivered safe and sound. Thank you. Best wishes, Derek
June 2013: Hello, Yup got the Phoenix grapes, cedar, pine n roses ! Thank you very much. Happy with them. Can't wait to see em growing. All the best Dr Ana Christensen DVM, PhD
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General Vine Information
All vines are at least 2 years old and grafted onto a root stock that will be 3 years old. This is to improve vigour (growth and fruit production). The vines are pruned back several times a year and can easily grow 1m (3ft) in a season. They might fruit in the first year, local conditions allowing, certainly the second.
Bred to be Phylloxera resistant.
Vines will last 100's of years if looked after and outdoor vines can be successfully grown outdoors as far North as Yorkshire (depending on weather conditions).Indoor grapes have been grown in a Greenhouse in Aberdeenshire.
Give them as much sun as possible, keep ventilated and humidity down. This applies to indoor and outdoor grapes.
Despite your best efforts, you will most likely encounter a Grape vine issue at some point, especially with global warming giving us wetter summers. As little as a week of continued warm and wet weather is enough for those little fungus "bar-stewards" to get in and wreak havoc. The three you are most likely to encounter are downy mildew, powdery mildew, and grey mould. Look at SB Plant Invigorator to use against Powdery Mildew, nothing is available for the other two.
Your best action is preventative. Keep the site moisture levels down. Water the base, not the leaves. Keep the leaves spread out to allow light and air in to dry them out. Vines under glass need to be well ventilated. Consider heating the greenhouse for long periods of cloudy weather to keep humidity down.
If you do get it, remove the affected leaves and destroy.
Other Grape Vines To Look At
|Bacchus||Considered the best white wine variety for the UK.||Outdoor||White|
|Black Hamburg||A reliable and excellent quality sweetwater type producing large bunches of high quality dessert grapes.||Indoor||Black|
|Brandt||Grown mainly for its spectacular autumn leaf colour but still a respectable red wine grape||Outdoor||Red|
|Dornfelder||A good hardy red grape combining heavy crops of very edible grapes as well as having stunning autumn leaf colour. Pick Sept-Oct.||Outdoor||Red|
|Flame||Seedless dessert quality small to medium red/amber grape.||Indoor||Red|
|Lakemont Seedless||Big sets of yellow oval fruit with muscat flavour. Thin bunches for larger fruit if needed. Resistant to mildew/downy mildew. (USA, 1972)||Outdoor||White|
|Muscat Alexandria||Second early white Muscat of high quality producing large succulent dessert grapes.||Indoor|
|Muscat Bleu ||This is the modern mildew resistant outdoor blue/black eating grape of choice.||Outdoor||Blue/Black|
|Phoenix||A large berry producing a fine Muscat aroma.Heavy yielding, ripening early October turning yellow when ready to pick. Dessert and wine.||Outdoor||White|
|Polo Muscat||Good quality hybrid table/ wine grape. Slight Muscat aroma with balanced sweet and acidity. High yields of early ripening yellow-green fruit.Pick Sept.||Outdoor||White|
|Regent||Large blue-black grape matures to a true black in good summers, sweet refreshing flavour. Red leaves adding value as a climbing shrub.||Outdoor||Blue/Black|
|Royal Muscadine||Superior selection for the ultimate quality in white table grapes.||Indoor||White|
|Strawberry||Intense rich flavour with a strong hint of strawberry, very productive and easy to grow. Pick and eat in late Sept.||Outdoor||Golden Bronze|