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Grape 'La Rochelle'

Vitis vinefera 'La Rochelle'

Grape vines are deciduous and bear bunches of round to oval berries. Ripe and mature La Rochelle grapes are blue - black with pips.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

La Rochelle grapes ripen during mid Summer.

Propagation

Cuttings
Take hardwood cuttings in Winter - they will sprout in spring. Commercially grapes are grafted on rootstock.

Special features

Attractive fruits
Edible fruit during summer.

Geography

Origin
California
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

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

Uses

Edible
The fruit and leaves are edible.
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.

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