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Grape 'Alphonse Lavallée'

Vitis vinifera 'Alphonse Lavallée'

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Grape vines are deciduous vines with bunches of round to oval berries during summer. Alphonse Lavallée is a table grape and have large black berries with pips.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Alphonse Lavallée grapes ripen mid summer. Make sure the sugars are good before you pick - it will only ripen on the vine!

Propagation

Cuttings
Vines root easily from hardwood cuttings taken in winter. Commercially the cultivar will be grafted on a rootstock.

Special features

Drought resistant
Once established vines can withstand severe drought.
Hedge plant
Vineyards can be guided up to form a pergola or pruned into lower growing structures.
Attracts birds
Use birdnetting, noise or flashing strips of material to help you have a harvest before the birds feast!
Attracts useful insects
Bees and insects that love sweet juice will visit during summer.

Geography

Origin
Mediterranean. Alphonse Lavalle was bred and named after a French man.
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Medicinal
Rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.
Edible
Leaves are popular in greek cooking. Grapes are with apples, citrus and bananas one of the most cultivated fruit in the world! Most grapes are used for wine production, some dried and about a third is sold fresh.
Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Vitaceae
Flower colour
Green
Scent
None

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.
Botrytis
Botrytis
Botrytis cinerea

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