• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Vitis 'New York Muscat' (O/B)

Grape 'New York Muscat'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
Grape 'New York Muscat'

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  • Other common names Grape 'New York Muscat'

  • Genus Vitis are vigorous deciduous climbing shrubs with tendrils and attractively lobed leaves, insignificant green flowers followed by often edible fruits; some have excellent autumn foliage colour

  • Family Vitaceae / Vitaceae

  • Species

    'New York Muscat' is a black dessert Muscat grape with a blackcurrant flavour. It has good disease-resistance, and is best grown on a warm wall or site

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Climbing

  • Toxicity Contact may irritate the skin

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)
    Old hardiness ratings

    While we update our systems with the new hardiness ratings you may still see old hardiness ratings in your search results. These are denoted as 'Old'.

    • H1 - Requires heated glass
    • H2 - Requires unheated glass
    • H3 - Hardy outside in some regions of the UK
    • H4 - Hardy throughout the UK
    • H1 + H3 - Requires heated glass but may be grown outside in summer

    For full details of the hardiness ratings see

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    H5

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    Higher than 12 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    2.5-4 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in a deep well-drained soil with a pH of, ideally between 6.5 and 7.0. Plant between late autumn and early spring. If container-grown, plant in late spring when the threat of frost has passed. Vines can be trained as cordons or using the guyot system. Mulch with well-rotted farmyard manure in the first years after planting

Propagation Propagate by hardwood cuttings or grafting onto Phylloxera resistant rootstocks

Suggested planting locations and garden types Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Grape pruning and training is carried out in winter and midsummer. Pruning group 11 or pruning group 12 for formal training

Pests May suffer from glasshouse red spider mite and brown scale; mealybugs are a problem under glass

Diseases May be affected by powdery mildew and botrytis

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