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.
Alphonse Lavallée grapes ripen mid summer. Make sure the sugars are good before you pick - it will only ripen on the vine!
Vines root easily from hardwood cuttings taken in winter. Commercially the cultivar will be grafted on a rootstock.
Once established vines can withstand severe drought.
Vineyards can be guided up to form a pergola or pruned into lower growing structures.
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.
Mediterranean. Alphonse Lavalle was bred and named after a French man.
Soil PH preference
Rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.
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.
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.