"Regent" has relatively small grapes, so it is well-suited for potting and also of interest as an entry-level variety. It forms basal buds better than Muscat bleu and is therefore ideal 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 container, the stock remains pleasantly compact. It has relatively high fungus-resistance and is also good for trellising in colder regions, but not for those that get a lot of rain because of its susceptibility to downy mildew.
German variety derived from "Diana" x "Chambourcin"
Bare-rooted from March - May; ordering as early as January recommended due to limited annual quantity.
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"Regent" was bred for winemaking from "Diana" x "Chambourcin," and is suitable -- with some conditions -- as a table grape (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 an 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 generous watering. Overall, "Regent" is a friendly grapevine for beginners.
From the 2nd or 3rd year: 10 - 15 cm long
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.
Ready to eat around mid-September
"Regent" is a registered variety, so propagation is prohibited.