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Chardonnay Grapevine Plants

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Vitis vinifera

  • Large deciduous healthy climber
  • Bunches of golden grapes in autumn
  • Famous wine variety
  • Size: To 1.8m x 1.5m
  • Grow under cover
  • Needs support
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Vitis vinifera 'Chardonnay' Grapevine Plants

'Chardonnay' can be a little slow to establish, but once it gets going, this self-fertile vine should be vigorous and produce sweet golden grapes that are as good for eating as they are for making wine.

It can be grown outdoors in warmer parts of the country, or in the greenhouse; a late variety, the fruits might not ripen in time for eating if it is not in the most sunny, sheltered site. It can be kept in check with judicious pruning, so is suitable for small gardens or courtyards.

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  • Large deciduous healthy climber
  • Bunches of golden grapes in autumn
  • Famous wine variety.
  • Size: To 1.8m x 1.5m
  • Grow under cover
  • Needs support

Growing 'Chardonnay' Grapevines

Full sun is essential for the best crops. The microclimate beside a warm, sunny wall is ideal. Outside the warmest parts of the South West, it will only crop reliably in a greenhouse; you can plant it with the roots outside.

Fertile, well-drained but moist during the growing season, alkaline to neutral soil.

It will need a framework, trellis or wire support, quickly growing to fill a space 8m x 2.5m. It can be pruned in mid-winter to create a framework and again in mid-summer if required.

In Your Garden Design

Grow for the lovely autumnal tones of red, orange and yellow as much as for the sweet golden fruit. In vines, companion plants are often used to protect them against pests. In France, you often roses planted as an early warning symbol to wine growers, because they will pick up pests and diseases before vines do. You can copy in your garden, by planting lovely roses such as appropriately named Champagne Moment. Herbs, such as bay, hyssop, and rosemary play a good role in this too.

Did You Know?

Named after a tiny village in the Macon area of southern Burgundy, France, the 'Chardonnay' grape has spread around the world on account of its adaptability to different climes and ability to take on different flavours, according to the wishes of the winemaker.

Planting and Care Instructions

How to plant Vitis vinifera Chardonnay:

Plant in a deep hole, backfilled with a humus rich compost, to which has been added a handful of bonemeal and some Root Grow, just planting to the pot level.

Firm and water in well and keep watering regularly while the plant matures. It will need some wires or a trellis as support.

Look out for: Resistant to Phylloxera and will cause very few problems. The foliage and sap are a slight irritant.