a red seedless grape
excellent red seedless grape easy to grow in Scotland in the
cold greenhouse is Flame. It is very early, two weeks ahead
of Black Hamburg, producing large bunches of smaller red sweet
juicy grapes that do not need thinning.
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Perlette, a white seedless grape
John has just planted another variety Perlette, a white seedless variety so hopefully this will grow and give its first grapes in 2011.
Outdoor grape Brant in Scotland
John has also got a very successful and prolific outdoor grape called Vitis vinifera Brant which produces over one hundred bunches of small but very sweet and juicy bunches of black grapes. It grows on a south and west wall benefitting from a sunny southern aspect.
I am also trying a new early variety called Solaris outdoors, but they could benefit from a wee bit of serious sunshine. Maybe global warming in Scotland will give us warmer, but wetter summer weather, which is not necessarily good for grapes, but who knows the future. I could be (hopefully) very wrong.