Black Hamburgh (AKA Trollinger and Schiava Grossa) Grape Vine Options
Option 1 : 30cm-45cm tall. The seasons slow starters.
Option 2 : 60-150cm tall. The best the season has to offer.
Option 3 : 150-200cm tall. Usually a season older than Option 1 and 2.
Black Hamburgh, (Vitis vinifera 'Black Hamburgh') is a sweet, reliable, very well-known, excellent quality and popular grape variety, producing medium-large, black-blue grapes. This variety is recommended to be grown under glass but warmer southern locations can plant them outdoors. The risk to doing so are the grapes may ripen later in the season and therefore be subjected to frost.
The reliability makes it suitable for those venturing out for the first time into Grape growing.
Originating in Germany but that will not be the reason it wants to take over your greenhouse. Being so vigorous, all grapes have visions of Empire building and spread very quickly. Any growth pointing towards Poland is purely coincidental.
There is a famous vine in Hampton Court that is 230 years old and produces over 500 bunches so you should get your money back from buying it from us in no time at all.
If left to grow unpruned, expect a height of around 4m.
See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Black Hamburgh Grape Vines
Dear Senior Dogsbody - alias Alan , I shall endeavour to be as honest as I can about your trees.
Firstly I have quite a little collection of your " offspring " planted firmly and as far as I can tell, happily in my garden. Pears and apples blossom and produce exceedingly well but my favourite is the truly splendid and spectacular Mulberry. She is without doubt in a class of her own. Majestic in the centre of a large garden she has produced fruit from her first year three years ago. Each year her fruit have increased in volume and size, this year being her best. The fruit have a lovely flavour and if picked when black and about to drop off, they are sweetest.
My outdoor Hamburgh vine is controlled and not allowed to wander willy nilly hence it has produced an abundance of small muscadet fruit of honey sweetness. The vine is now about five years old, has a cocktail of mulches in the Spring, whereas the apples and pears get drunk as newts on their annual bottle of cider each, which is why their woody limbs flail all over the place for twenty four hours afterwards.
Would I purchase fruit trees from anyone else ? Certainly not ! Why not ? Simple ...... they are of the best quality, well packaged for the journey to Brittany, shipping costs are acceptable, the company is reliable, and the website is wonderfully informative. Finally the variety of trees available is second to none. Warm regards ..... Sandy Acathan. 1216
General Vine Information
During the dormant season (November to March) most vines do a very good impression of looking dead. We don't mean they have arranged their own memorial and headstone but that the branches look very dry and beyond sprouting new growth. This is normal but if you absolutely must know right now, today and this instant then scratch a little bark off. If it is green underneath then the grape vine is still alive.
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.
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.
With temperatures going through the roof, cool and healthy Summer snacks will be in demand. First, remove grapes from the stem, place in a colander and rinse off. Dry the grapes and place on a baking tray covered in wax paper. Place in the freezer and when solid put into a plastic sealed bag ready for next years sweat-fest.
Other Grape Vines To Look At
|Autumn Royal ||Seedless, thin skin when ripe, juicy and larger grapes compared to other seedless varieties. ||Indoor ||Black |
|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. Very popular. ||Indoor ||Black |
|Boskoop Glory ||Award, reliable and disease resistant. Good for beginners. ||Indoor ||Black |
|Brandt ||Grown mainly for its spectacular autumn leaf colour but still a respectable red wine grape ||Outdoor ||Red |
|Cabernet Sauvignon ||Small black grapes for wine, self fertile and disease resistant. ||Indoor ||Black |
|Chardonnay ||Eating and wine making, sweet vigorous grape. ||Indoor/Outdoor ||White |
|Chasselas Doré De Fontainebleau ||Eating and wine making, very sweet. ||Indoor/Outdoor ||White |
|Chenin Blanc ||Ideal UK dry wine making grape. ||Indoor ||White |
|Crimson Seedless ||Heavy crops that set later than average. A very popular variety. ||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 |
|Gamay ||Makes fruity red wine or fruit juice. ||Indoor ||Black |
|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 Artonel ||A strong Muscat variety. ||Indoor || |
|Muscat Bleu ||This is the modern mildew resistant outdoor blue/black eating grape of choice. ||Outdoor ||Blue/Black |
|Orion ||Disease, frost and drought resistant and heavy crops. Good for poor conditions. ||Outdoor ||White |
|Perlette ||Large crops of large seedless grapes that are very crunchy. ||Outdoor ||White |
|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 |
|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 |
|Superior Seedless ||Obviously seedless and great for eating as considered very sweet. ||Outdoor ||White |
| Vanessa ||Seedless, suitable for North UK and very popular. ||Outdoor ||Red |
| Vroege van der Laan ||Very disease resistant, suuitable for North UK and good for the beginner. ||Outdoor ||White |