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A picture of a Grape 'Hanepoot'

Grape 'Hanepoot'

Vitis vinifera 'Hanepoot'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

6m

2m

Min

2m

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Grapes ripen during Summer.

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A photo of Grape 'Hanepoot'
A photo of Grape 'Hanepoot'

Overview

Grape vines are deciduous and bear bunches of round to oval berries. Hanepoot is a cultivar name in South Africa for an ancient grape ‘ Muscat of Alexandria.’ It is used in winemaking, a popular fresh sweet berry and also used to dry to have raisins.

Common problems

Moist conditions can lead to Boytritis, Downy Mildew or other fungal attacks. Birds love the fruit while banded fruit weevil can nibble little round holes in the leaves and fruit.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take hardwood cuttings in Winter while dormant. They should sprout in Spring. Commercially grapes are grafted on rootstock.

Special Features

Attracts useful insects

Attracts birds

Drought resistant

Hedge plant

Popular to train up pergolas for shade and shelter.

Autumn colour

Red and yellow leaves before they drop in Fall.

Attractive fruits

Edible fruit in summer.

Uses

Culinary

Medicinal

Edible

Fruits and leaves are edible.