Sunday 2 October 2022

Training the (Vitis) Lakemore White (Seedless) Grapevine


An afternoon visit to Avalon to install new guide wires on the wall and train the second grapevine KA1985 Grapevine (Vitis) Lakemore White (Seedless), a little more.

As with the Flame Red, it had put a growth spurt on since the heatwave stopped and the rain had arrived and really didn't have a manageable form on the wall.

KA1985 Grapevine (Vitis) Lakemore White (Seedless) from Suttons on the left and KC5383 Grapevine Plant - Flame Red (Seedless) from Suttons on the right. Comfrey pipe in between them.

The wall gets the sun all day and is an ideal location for grapevines. 

KA1985 Grapevine (Vitis) Lakemore White (Seedless) from Suttons. 

It got damaged by a fox or cat early on and is not as developed as its neighbour. There is room for a lot more growth from this vine next year to fill out the wall a little more, so I'm not expecting much in the way of fruit from it next year. 

Generally speaking, a grape vine growing in your garden could take three years to produce a good crop of viable grapes. That said, there are several factors that will determine how long it will take for a newly planted grape vine to produce fruit: plant age and size at planting time, climate, sun, soil and other environmental conditions and proper pruning and other care practices. 

Tango Celery & Runner Beans harvest. 

This year I grew Tango Celery Postiplus from Suttons.

I will be growing Tango again as they were so good this year, but it will be from seeds which are New to Suttons for 2023, here is the Link to the Suttons Tango seed web page

£3.49 for 40 seeds, I will try and sow successively and from as early as possible, perhaps Feb under a cloche, March and April and the harvest is from the start of August to the end of October or first frost. 

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