Grape (Niagra - green)

FRUIT-GRAP-1-5

Regular price $23.00 Sale price $20.00 Save $3.00
/
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Style

Grapevines are a fantastic way to hide an ugly boundary wall, or maximise growing space in a small garden.  Niagra is a hardy and vigorous variety with big clusters of fruit.  So much tastier than the grapes you buy in the supermarket!

Urban Bounty Niagra green grapes come in a 2 litre pot.

About Niagra Table Grapes 

Originating in the Mediterranean and Central Asia, grape vines look amazing in a large patio pot, grown up a pergola, or trained along a fence.  They can add welcome summer shade in a small Mediterranean or Elegant garden, and are also suitable for coastal gardens. 

Niagra is a popular green-gold Grape from North America (vitus labrusca).  It is a vigorous plant that produces large clusters of mid-season fruit (not seedless).  Juicy Niagra grapes have a sweet, but tangy flavour. They become even sweeter when fully ripened.  This vine will grow up to 2 metres high and 4 metres long, but can easily be tamed with pruning.  

Culinary Uses for Grapes

Grapes are such a delicious, aromatic summer fruit, providing a pop of sweetness as you bite into them.  If you manage to get them from the vine to the kitchen without eating the lot, serve them as a table grape, or pop small bunches in the kids lunchboxes. Grape leaves can also be used to make Dolma or Warak Enab - Greek and Lebanese classics of grape leaves stuffed with rice and fresh herbs or meat and  vegetables.   

For a healthy, delicious flavour bomb on a hot day, grapes can be frozen and eaten cold.  Alternatively, blend frozen grapes with a little sugar and lemon juice for a quick and easy sorbet.

Growing Conditions - Grapes 

 

One healthy Grapevine will produce a good crop of Grapes.  While you can grow them from a cutting, we recommend a grafted vine with phylloxera-resistent rootstock is best.  (Phylloxera  is a common Grape pest.) 

Grapes thrive in full sun, and acidic soil with rich topsoil and a clay base. Shelter from wind and early spring frosts.  Companion plant with Hyssop, but avoid planting near Cabbage, Lettuce and Garlic. It will take three years for a new vine to fruit. 

Grapevines are heavy feeders - they need up to five good doses of natural fertiliser (like seaweed tea) per season.  Too much wet, windy or cold spring weather can stunt young buts, but regular water is needed over summer. 

As the buds develop, strategically snip of some leaves to improve air circulation and ensure direct sunlight gets to the grapes. Encourage large grapes but reducing the number of bunches when pea-sized. Protect fruit from birds as it ripens.  

Prune dormant Grape vines in winter, aiming for a 'T' shape (a central stem with a horizontal stem reaching to either side).  (Grapes grow on one-year old wood, so pruning is required to produce fruit.)  

We offer a replacement guarantee

To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

What will postage cost?

Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

How often do you dispatch?

To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

How do you package your products?

We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  

 

Where do you deliver to? 

We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

Do you deliver to post office boxes?

Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.