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StephenSouthwestStephenSouthwest Southwest EnglandPosts: 372
I'm thinking of planting a red eating grape in front of a south facing wall. Southwest England, loam soil, quite sheltered. I was thinking about Boskoop Glory - any thoughts? Thank you, Stephen

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  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,472
    I think that variety was a favorite of Bob Flowerdew. You might be able to grow some old greenhouse regulars like Black Hamburg outdoors in your location.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,153
    Personally I would go for one of the newer seedless types. I hate spitting out the pips in the old varieties.
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  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,349
    My OH planted Suffolk Red last year, so too early to give feedback on the fruit.  Healthy looking vine though. 
    https://www.chrisbowers.co.uk/product/suffolk-red-seedless-grape-vine/
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,214
    We have Boskoop Glory ... it has marvellous autumn colour and provides  a great screen on a trellis fence alongside our terrace ... and we get a good crop of grapes most years ... but although the flavour is good they're not the best for eating because of the seeds ... we don't mind but they're not really 'dessert grapes' ........ but they do make a fantastic grape and rosemary jelly that is fantastic on toast, or for adding to a 'jus' for venison or pheasant or just with cheese.  
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  • StephenSouthwestStephenSouthwest Southwest EnglandPosts: 372
    Just to say that i bought a Boskoop Glory from Trees Online.
    I was impressed, pretty speechless actually, at the plant I received - really big, really healthy, and very robustly packaged - I'd definitely use them again.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,214
    I hope it does as well in your garden as it has done in ours. 



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  • StephenSouthwestStephenSouthwest Southwest EnglandPosts: 372
    I hope it does as well in your garden as it has done in ours. 



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    Wow! Thanks for posting that, I'm inspired to treat it very well!
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,907
    It's a white grape, but Himrod is fantastic.  Easy to grow, tons of fruit, no seeds, thin skin, and sweet.  
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  • AstraeusAstraeus SheffieldPosts: 298
    Would anyone be able to recommend a seedless variety for planting on a sun-bathed west-facing fence please? I'm inclined to plant a vitis to climb the fence rather than a honeysuckle.
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