Dornfelder Vines

Vines

Parentage: Helfensteiner x Heroldrebe

Description: Dornfelder is a good hardy outdoor variety grape combining heavy crops of very edible grapes as well as having stunning autumn leaf colour. Fruits are large, black and rich to taste which ripen well in the UK and have one of the best flavours for desserts, wine making or juice. A healthy tree due to it's disease resistance. An attractive garden variety that we recommend any beginner gardeners to try!

History: Originates from Germany.

Outdoor Vine Growing Conditions: Vines need reasonably deep, free-draining soil and plenty of sunlight to ripen properly and will happily grow on any good garden soil and sunny site in southern Britain. They can be trained against walls, on trellis or over arches. Remove all flowers for the first two years after planting. Allow only a few bunches of grapes to grow for the first two years.

Attributes

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Eating
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Picking month: September

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