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Grapevine "Regent"

"Regent" has rather small berries, but is of interest as an entry-level variety and as a potted plant. It forms basal buds better than "Muscat bleu" and is therefore well suited for spur pruning (easy for beginners to learn). If you want to get into the art of pruning, you can easily experiment with Regent! Cultivated in a pot, the stock remains pleasantly compact. It has good resistance to mould/fungi and is also good for wall planting in cooler areas, but not for areas with a lot of rain because of its susceptibility to downy mildew

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  (German variety derived from "Diana" x "Chambourcin")

Grapevine "Regent" on a wall, 10 cent piece for size reference

Availability / Price

Bare-rooted from March - May; reserving in advance is advised due to limited quantity.

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Characteristics

"Regent" was bred for winemaking from "Diana" x "Chambourcin," and is suitable -- with some conditions -- for table grapes (berries are small). A robust vine of medium vigour for sunny southeast to west walls. Fungus-tolerant to powdery mildew, but slightly susceptible to downy mildew. Flowering is moderate to strong. Particularly frost-hardy due to the naturally smaller fruit. Because the amateur rarely prunes vines enough and leaves too much fruit on the vines, the threat of frost is not so pronounced here. This variety is also especially suitable for potting. Leaves are partially red in autumn. "Regent" is relatively easy to cultivate! Watering can increase the berry size.

Grape Clusters

As of the 2nd or 3rd year: 10 - 15 cm long

Berries (Grapes)

Berries turn blue starting in midsummer, 1.0 - 1.5 cm in size, taste fruity sweet, thick skin; berries occasionally drop off about 4 weeks after maturation, so timely harvest is crucial.

Ripeness for consumption

On average, starting around mid-September

NOTE

"Regent" is a registered variety, so propagation is prohibited.

Grape variety "Regent," 10-cent-coin as a size-reference