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Vitis 'New York Muscat' (O/B) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Climber/Wall Shrub or Fruit (edible)

Habit

Climbing

Toxicity

Contact may irritate the skin

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Green in Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Fruit

Black in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

Higher than 12 metres

Ultimate spread

2.5-4 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

grape 'New York Muscat'

Family

Vitaceae


Vitis are vigorous deciduous climbing shrubs with tendrils and attractively lobed leaves, insignificant green flowers followed by often edible fruits; some have excellent autumn foliage colour

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How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in a deep well-drained soil with a pH of, ideally between 6.5 and 7.0. Plant between late autumn and early spring. If container-grown, plant in late spring when the threat of frost has passed. Vines can be trained as cordons or using the guyot system. Mulch with well-rotted farmyard manure in the first years after planting

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Loam or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by hardwood cuttings or grafting onto Phylloxera resistant rootstocks

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden


How to care

Pruning

Grape pruning and training is carried out in winter and midsummer. Pruning group 11 or pruning group 12 for formal training

Pests

May suffer from glasshouse red spider mite and brown scale; mealybugs are a problem under glass

Diseases

May be affected by powdery mildew and botrytis