About 10 yrs ago I bought a red grape vine which had been grafted onto mature root stock and had two rods on a 3ft high trellis frame. The label said it was Vitis Vinifera 'Cardinal'. I planted it under an open-sided, glass roofed
pergola and it took off like a rocket, producing 30,40,50 bunches of grapes each year. When we built the extension I had to up-root it and tried to transplant it elsewhere. It was so big I had to prune it quite severely and it hasn't budded this year although I am not convinced it is dead and will give it till next year before I scrap it. In the meantime, I would like to plant another,
alongside it, as back-up. I cannot find Cardinal mentioned anywhere - does it have another name? Even if I can find it, is it too late to plant it?
On plant Vitis vinifera
- 11 Jul, 2010
Grape Black Hamburg ('schiava Grossa') (Black Hamburg Grape)
£14.99 at Crocus
Vitis Vinifera 'Purpurea'
£12.99 at Best 4 Plants
Vitis Vinifera 'Purpurea' (Purple Leaved Grape Vine)
£12.99 at Crocus