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Table Grape "Regent"

"Regent" has rather small grapes, but is of interest as an entry-level variety and as a potted plant. It forms basal buds better than the 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 relatively high fungus-resistance 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 to scale

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 smaller berry size. The risk for the amateur winegrower is often not to prune enough and to leave too many grape clusters, so this variety is an excellent candidate. This variety grows especially well in pots. Leaves can become partially red in autumn. The size of the grapes increases with abundant watering. Overall, "Regent" is relatively easy to cultivate.

Grape Clusters

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

Berries (Grapes)

Grapes turn blue starting in midsummer, 1.0 - 1.5 cm in size, taste fruity sweet, thick skin; grapes 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