List of varieties being grown with their location. All have seeds unless otherwise noted.

Agat Donski ('Don Agate'): Polytunnel.  Russsian red table grape, ripens in mid August.


Alioshenkin ('Little Alexi'): Polytunnel, outdoors. Russia white table grape, ripens in early August under cover.


Amur Egner: Polytunnel. Unknown blue grape, ripens September. As 'Egner' means 'suitable' in Norwegian, this might be variety of vitis amurensis, although also berries also resemble the Russian variety Amur Potapenko. Ripens late September here.


Arkadia: Greenhouse. Ukranian yellow table grape. New 2020.

Boskoop Glory: Greenhouse. American table grape variety from Holland.

​​Buffalo: Polytunnel. American blue labrusca table grape. Buds seem very susceptible to Spring frosts.


Concord: Greenhouse. Infamous American wine grape. The slowest ripening variety grown on this site (late September) but it excels in disease resistance, is productive and is good as a table grape.

Cosmonaut: Polytunnel. Russian red table grape. Very fast under cover (early August), but a relatively weak grower and somewhat susceptible to mildew.

Bielyi Kokl ('Kokl's white') Polytunnel. Russian white table grape, ripens August-September. First crop 2020 suggests large grapes, productive.

Dalnivostock Ramming ('Ramming's Far Eastern'): Polytunnel, outdoors Russian red wine grape. This is an unusual one, a prolific cropper of small bunches of small black grapes with fairly weak, wirey growth. Early to start growing each year and seems adapted to cool temperatures, its the fastest ripening variety on this site, by 1st August in a greenhouse and by early September outdoors. The drawback is the size of the grapes. Its also tricky to propagate.

Dikson: Greenhouse. Russian white table grape. New 2020.

ES4-14 Kandiyohi: Polytunnel. American blue-black table grape named after a county in Minnesota. Productive and has large berries. Ripens in September.


Foster's White Seedling: Greenhouse. Victorian while table grape. Surprisingly disease resistant for a variety of its era. Ripens in September.


Golubok ('Little Pidgeon'): Polytunnel.  Russian red wine grape. Teinturer. Ripens in September but has been reluctant to exceed 15 degrees Brix in sugar content so far.


Jublienka Novgoroda ('Novgorod Jubilee') Polytunnel, outdoors. Russian white wine grape. Reputely faster ripening than the ubiquitous Solaris and on paper the best candidate for a northern white wine grape. Fast ripening confirmed under cover (early to mid August) but has been weak growing and reluctant to crop under outdoor conditions.

Juodupe ('Black River'): Greenhouse, outdoors. Lithuanian blue table grape. Pleasant blueberry-flavour. Ripens in August under cover and indications are could ripen outdoors by late September.


​Landot 2315: Polytunnel, outdoors. French hybrid red wine grape. A curiosity as the cultivar number does not match any records. Perhaps Landot 2517 mislabelled? About 10 days faster than Marshall Foch under cover, now being tested outdoors. A very healthy disease-free variety, shame the grapes are small.


Lidia: Polytunnel. Strawberry grape variety from Poland. New 2020.

Madeleine Sylvaner:  French white wine/table grape. Used to be one of the favourites for cool sites before Solaris and Rondo came along. A polytunnel grape here.


Michurinets: Polytunnel, outdoors. Russian red wine grape. Results so far suggest at least 10 days faster than Rondo. Probably the best short-season red wine grape being grown here. Reached 15 degrees Brix (nearly ripe) outdoors here in 2018.


Moore's Diamond: Greenhouse. American white table grape. Has produced good grapes some years.

Price: Polytunnel. American blue labrusca table grape. Has a reputation  as a cool climate grape but with the name, its not easy to find details with internet search engines.

Seibel 7055 Chancellor: Polytunnel. French hybrid red wine grape. Productive, but at the limit of ripening here in the polytunnel, good previously in the warmer environment of the greenhouse. Could be very good under cover in warmer areas.

Seibel 9549 DeChaunac: Polytunnel. Similar to Chancellor, slightly faster budding, smaller bunches, slightly better disease resistance. Like Chancellor could be very good in a warmer location.

Spulga ('shine' as in star shine ): Polytunnel. Latvian pink table grape.

Stella: Greenhouse. Latvian seedless table grape. New 2020.

Sukribe: Polytunnel, outdoors. Latvian white wine grape. Ripens in August under cover.

Supaga: Polytunnel. Latvian table grape.

Tereshkova: Polytunnel. Russian blue table grape. One of the Barrington-Brock 'trio' introduced into the UK in the mid 1960's along with the better known Gagarin and the unheard of and mildew prone Kuibishevsky. Ripens in August.

Thornton: Polytunnel. American seedless white table grape.

SV18315 Villard Noir: Greenhouse. French hybrid red wine grape. Large enough to use as a table grape. Ripens in September.

Veldze: Polytunnel, outdoors. Latvian white wine grape. Early results suggest ripens outdoors by mid September.

Zilga ('clear blue waters'): Polytunnel, outdoors. Latvian blue labrusca table grape. Ripens outdoors by mid September.

A few other varieties have produced grapes under cover but are in temporary positions such as pots due to lack of space. These include Beta, Black Frontignan, Foch, Landot 244, Madeleine Angevine, Schuyler, and Semillon.

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Sometimes details about which varieties have not performed well can be useful. These these are listed below with the likely reasons. It is quite possible some would do well on warmer sites.

Cabernet Severnyi: Fast ripening but poor berry set as a result of female-only flowers. Might be useful if the pollination problem could be solved.

Campbell Early: Produced compact bunches with very large berries by mid September (2 weeks faster than Concord) when grown in the greenhouse. Proved to be a very weak grower on the sandy soil here even though grafted. Worth trying with better soil and growing conditions.

Dornfelder: Late ripening (early October in the polytunnel) and produced some good bunches in warm years, but very mildew-prone under covered conditions.

ES3-22-18 Trollhaugen: Not found to have any suitable niche. Too late ripening for outdoors and unspectacular under cover - small bunches with small grapes, no advantage over Venus.

​​Hasansky Sladky/Baltica: On paper this is one of the most suitable grapes for the north. But was found to require a longer growing season than available outdoors to harden the wood. Probably good in slightly warmer areas.

Himrod: Very susceptible to shanking (rotting of the bunch stalks). Most bunches fell off.

Kodrianka: Seems to have poor cold tolerance and was killed by the harsh winter of 2020/21 when temperatures dipped to minus 18C even though it was sited in a greenhouse.

Kuibishevsky: Ruby-red berries under cover in late August but very mildew prone with a no-spray regime under cool cloudy conditions.

Pleven Ustuovicij: Poor cold tolerance. Still extant (just) Spring 2021 but primary buds either damaged by low temperatures during the winter or very susceptible to Spring frosts despite being situated in the polytunnel.

Solaris: Similar problems to Hasansky Sladky in that once frosted, it could not recover in a short growing season, ultimately leading to loss of the vines. See blog for more details.


​Venus: Reasonable bunches of grapes by early September under cover, but was far too vigorous (the leaves are 10 inches in diameter) with the space available and eventually consigned to a pot to try to restrict growth.


 

List of varieties being grown and their location


Agat Donski (polytunnel) Russsian red table grape, ripens in August.


Alioshenkin (polytunnel, trench) Russia white table grape, ripens in early August under cover.


Amur Egner (polytunnel, trench) Unknown blue grape, ripens September. As 'Egner' = 'suitable' in Norwegian, speculate this could be variety of V.Amurensis. Ripens late September as a wine grape.


Buffalo (polytunnel) American blue labrusca table grape.


Concord (greenhouse) American labrusca. The slowest ripening variety grown on this site (late September) but its productive and good for table grapes.


Cosmonaut (polytunnel, trench) Russian red table grape. Very fast under cover (early August), but a relatively weak grower and susceptible to mildew.


Bielyi Kokl (polytunnel) Russian white table grape, ripens August-September. Large grapes but a bit bland.


Dalnivostock Ramming (polytunnel, trench) Russian red wine grape. The fastest ripening variety on this site, ripe outdoors by early September. Unfortunately difficult to propagate.


ES4-14 Kandiyohi (polytunnel) American blue-black table grape, productive and has large berries. Ripens in September.


Foster's White Seedling (greenhouse) Victorian while table grape. Surprisingly disease resistant for a variety of its era. Ripens September.


Golubok (polytunnel) Russian red wine grape. Teinturer. Ripens September but reluctant to get above 15 degrees Brix in sugar content.


Jublienka Novgoroda (polytunnel) Russian white wine grape. Fast ripening under cover (August).


Juodupe (greenhouse, trench) Lithuanian blue table grape. Blueberry-flavour. Ripens in August under cover.


Kodrianka (greenhouse) Moldovian blue table grape.


Landot 2315 (polytunnel, trench) French hybrid red wine grape. About 10 days faster than Marshall Foch under cover, now being tested outdoors.


Madeleine Sylvaner (polytunnel) French white wine/table grape.


Michurinets (polytunnel, trench) Russian red wine grape. Results so far suggest at least 10 days faster than Rondo. Probably the best short-season red wine grape being grown here.


Moore's Diamond (greenhouse) American white table grape.


Pleven Ustovicij (polytunnel) Bulgarian white table grape.


Price (polytunnel) American blue labrusca table grape.


Seibel 7055 Chancellor (polytunnel) French hybrid red wine grape. Productive, but struggles to ripen in the polytunnel, good previously in the warmer environment of the greenhouse.


Seibel 9549 DeChaunac (polytunnel). Similar to Chancellor.


Spulga (polytunnel) Latvian pink table grape.


Sukribe (polytunnel, trench) Latvian white wine grape. Ripens in August under cover.


Supaga (polytunnel) Latvian table grape.


Tereshkova (polytunnel) Russian blue table grape. Ripens in August.


Thornton (polytunnel) American seedless white table grape.


SV18315 Villard Noir (greenhouse) French hybrid red wine grape. Large enough to use as a table grape. Ripens in September.


Veldze (polytunnel, trench) Latvian white wine grape. Early results suggest ripens outdoors by mid September.


Zilga (polytunnel, trench) Latvian blue labrusca table grape. Ripens outdoors by mid September.

Agat Donski (polytunnel) Russsian red table grape, ripens in August.


Alioshenkin (polytunnel, trench) Russia white table grape, ripens in early August under cover.


Amur Egner (polytunnel, trench) Unknown blue grape, ripens September. As 'Egner' = 'suitable' in Norwegian, speculate this could be variety of V.Amurensis. Ripens late September as a wine grape.


Buffalo (polytunnel) American blue labrusca table grape.


Concord (greenhouse) American labrusca. The slowest ripening variety grown on this site (late September) but its productive and good for table grapes.


Cosmonaut (polytunnel, trench) Russian red table grape. Very fast under cover (early August), but a relatively weak grower and susceptible to mildew.


Bielyi Kokl (polytunnel) Russian white table grape, ripens August-September. Large grapes but a bit bland.


Dalnivostock Ramming (polytunnel, trench) Russian red wine grape. The fastest ripening variety on this site, ripe outdoors by early September. Unfortunately difficult to propagate.


ES4-14 Kandiyohi (polytunnel) American blue-black table grape, productive and has large berries. Ripens in September.


Foster's White Seedling (greenhouse) Victorian while table grape. Surprisingly disease resistant for a variety of its era. Ripens September.


Golubok (polytunnel) Russian red wine grape. Teinturer. Ripens September but reluctant to get above 15 degrees Brix in sugar content.


Jublienka Novgoroda (polytunnel) Russian white wine grape. Fast ripening under cover (August).


Juodupe (greenhouse, trench) Lithuanian blue table grape. Blueberry-flavour. Ripens in August under cover.


Kodrianka (greenhouse) Moldovian blue table grape.


Landot 2315 (polytunnel, trench) French hybrid red wine grape. About 10 days faster than Marshall Foch under cover, now being tested outdoors.


Madeleine Sylvaner (polytunnel) French white wine/table grape.


Michurinets (polytunnel, trench) Russian red wine grape. Results so far suggest at least 10 days faster than Rondo. Probably the best short-season red wine grape being grown here.


Moore's Diamond (greenhouse) American white table grape.


Pleven Ustovicij (polytunnel) Bulgarian white table grape.


Price (polytunnel) American blue labrusca table grape.


Seibel 7055 Chancellor (polytunnel) French hybrid red wine grape. Productive, but struggles to ripen in the polytunnel, good previously in the warmer environment of the greenhouse.


Seibel 9549 DeChaunac (polytunnel). Similar to Chancellor.


Spulga (polytunnel) Latvian pink table grape.


Sukribe (polytunnel, trench) Latvian white wine grape. Ripens in August under cover.


Supaga (polytunnel) Latvian table grape.


Tereshkova (polytunnel) Russian blue table grape. Ripens in August.


Thornton (polytunnel) American seedless white table grape.


SV18315 Villard Noir (greenhouse) French hybrid red wine grape. Large enough to use as a table grape. Ripens in September.


Veldze (polytunnel, trench) Latvian white wine grape. Early results suggest ripens outdoors by mid September.


Zilga (polytunnel, trench) Latvian blue labrusca table grape. Ripens outdoors by mid September.


Agat Donski (polytunnel) Russsian red table grape, ripens in August.


Alioshenkin (polytunnel, trench) Russia white table grape, ripens in early August under cover.


Amur Egner (polytunnel, trench) Unknown blue grape, ripens September. As 'Egner' = 'suitable' in Norwegian, speculate this could be variety of V.Amurensis. Ripens late September as a wine grape.


Buffalo (polytunnel) American blue labrusca table grape.


Concord (greenhouse) American labrusca. The slowest ripening variety grown on this site (late September) but its productive and good for table grapes.


Cosmonaut (polytunnel, trench) Russian red table grape. Very fast under cover (early August), but a relatively weak grower and susceptible to mildew.


Bielyi Kokl (polytunnel) Russian white table grape, ripens August-September. Large grapes but a bit bland.


Dalnivostock Ramming (polytunnel, trench) Russian red wine grape. The fastest ripening variety on this site, ripe outdoors by early September. Unfortunately difficult to propagate.


ES4-14 Kandiyohi (polytunnel) American blue-black table grape, productive and has large berries. Ripens in September.


Foster's White Seedling (greenhouse) Victorian while table grape. Surprisingly disease resistant for a variety of its era. Ripens September.


Golubok (polytunnel) Russian red wine grape. Teinturer. Ripens September but reluctant to get above 15 degrees Brix in sugar content.


Jublienka Novgoroda (polytunnel) Russian white wine grape. Fast ripening under cover (August).


Juodupe (greenhouse, trench) Lithuanian blue table grape. Blueberry-flavour. Ripens in August under cover.


Kodrianka (greenhouse) Moldovian blue table grape.


Landot 2315 (polytunnel, trench) French hybrid red wine grape. About 10 days faster than Marshall Foch under cover, now being tested outdoors.


Madeleine Sylvaner (polytunnel) French white wine/table grape.


Michurinets (polytunnel, trench) Russian red wine grape. Results so far suggest at least 10 days faster than Rondo. Probably the best short-season red wine grape being grown here.


Moore's Diamond (greenhouse) American white table grape.


Pleven Ustovicij (polytunnel) Bulgarian white table grape.


Price (polytunnel) American blue labrusca table grape.


Seibel 7055 Chancellor (polytunnel) French hybrid red wine grape. Productive, but struggles to ripen in the polytunnel, good previously in the warmer environment of the greenhouse.


Seibel 9549 DeChaunac (polytunnel). Similar to Chancellor.


Spulga (polytunnel) Latvian pink table grape.


Sukribe (polytunnel, trench) Latvian white wine grape. Ripens in August under cover.


Supaga (polytunnel) Latvian table grape.


Tereshkova (polytunnel) Russian blue table grape. Ripens in August.


Thornton (polytunnel) American seedless white table grape.


SV18315 Villard Noir (greenhouse) French hybrid red wine grape. Large enough to use as a table grape. Ripens in September.


Veldze (polytunnel, trench) Latvian white wine grape. Early results suggest ripens outdoors by mid September.


Zilga (polytunnel, trench) Latvian blue labrusca table grape. Ripens outdoors by mid September.

Agat Donski (polytunnel) Russsian red table grape, ripens in August.


Alioshenkin (polytunnel, trench) Russia white table grape, ripens in early August under cover.


Amur Egner (polytunnel, trench) Unknown blue grape, ripens September. As 'Egner' = 'suitable' in Norwegian, speculate this could be variety of V.Amurensis. Ripens late September as a wine grape.


Buffalo (polytunnel) American blue labrusca table grape.


Concord (greenhouse) American labrusca. The slowest ripening variety grown on this site (late September) but its productive and good for table grapes.


Cosmonaut (polytunnel, trench) Russian red table grape. Very fast under cover (early August), but a relatively weak grower and susceptible to mildew.


Bielyi Kokl (polytunnel) Russian white table grape, ripens August-September. Large grapes but a bit bland.


Dalnivostock Ramming (polytunnel, trench) Russian red wine grape. The fastest ripening variety on this site, ripe outdoors by early September. Unfortunately difficult to propagate.


ES4-14 Kandiyohi (polytunnel) American blue-black table grape, productive and has large berries. Ripens in September.


Foster's White Seedling (greenhouse) Victorian while table grape. Surprisingly disease resistant for a variety of its era. Ripens September.


Golubok (polytunnel) Russian red wine grape. Teinturer. Ripens September but reluctant to get above 15 degrees Brix in sugar content.


Jublienka Novgoroda (polytunnel) Russian white wine grape. Fast ripening under cover (August).


Juodupe (greenhouse, trench) Lithuanian blue table grape. Blueberry-flavour. Ripens in August under cover.


Kodrianka (greenhouse) Moldovian blue table grape.


Landot 2315 (polytunnel, trench) French hybrid red wine grape. About 10 days faster than Marshall Foch under cover, now being tested outdoors.


Madeleine Sylvaner (polytunnel) French white wine/table grape.


Michurinets (polytunnel, trench) Russian red wine grape. Results so far suggest at least 10 days faster than Rondo. Probably the best short-season red wine grape being grown here.


Moore's Diamond (greenhouse) American white table grape.


Pleven Ustovicij (polytunnel) Bulgarian white table grape.


Price (polytunnel) American blue labrusca table grape.


Seibel 7055 Chancellor (polytunnel) French hybrid red wine grape. Productive, but struggles to ripen in the polytunnel, good previously in the warmer environment of the greenhouse.


Seibel 9549 DeChaunac (polytunnel). Similar to Chancellor.


Spulga (polytunnel) Latvian pink table grape.


Sukribe (polytunnel, trench) Latvian white wine grape. Ripens in August under cover.


Supaga (polytunnel) Latvian table grape.


Tereshkova (polytunnel) Russian blue table grape. Ripens in August.


Thornton (polytunnel) American seedless white table grape.


SV18315 Villard Noir (greenhouse) French hybrid red wine grape. Large enough to use as a table grape. Ripens in September.


Veldze (polytunnel, trench) Latvian white wine grape. Early results suggest ripens outdoors by mid September.


Zilga (polytunnel, trench) Latvian blue labrusca table grape. Ripens outdoors by mid September.


Agat Donski (polytunnel) Russsian red table grape, ripens in August.


Alioshenkin (polytunnel, trench) Russia white table grape, ripens in early August under cover.


Amur Egner (polytunnel, trench) Unknown blue grape, ripens September. As 'Egner' = 'suitable' in Norwegian, speculate this could be variety of V.Amurensis. Ripens late September as a wine grape.


Buffalo (polytunnel) American blue labrusca table grape.


Concord (greenhouse) American labrusca. The slowest ripening variety grown on this site (late September) but its productive and good for table grapes.


Cosmonaut (polytunnel, trench) Russian red table grape. Very fast under cover (early August), but a relatively weak grower and susceptible to mildew.


Bielyi Kokl (polytunnel) Russian white table grape, ripens August-September. Large grapes but a bit bland.


Dalnivostock Ramming (polytunnel, trench) Russian red wine grape. The fastest ripening variety on this site, ripe outdoors by early September. Unfortunately difficult to propagate.


ES4-14 Kandiyohi (polytunnel) American blue-black table grape, productive and has large berries. Ripens in September.


Foster's White Seedling (greenhouse) Victorian while table grape. Surprisingly disease resistant for a variety of its era. Ripens September.


Golubok (polytunnel) Russian red wine grape. Teinturer. Ripens September but reluctant to get above 15 degrees Brix in sugar content.


Jublienka Novgoroda (polytunnel) Russian white wine grape. Fast ripening under cover (August).


Juodupe (greenhouse, trench) Lithuanian blue table grape. Blueberry-flavour. Ripens in August under cover.


Kodrianka (greenhouse) Moldovian blue table grape.


Landot 2315 (polytunnel, trench) French hybrid red wine grape. About 10 days faster than Marshall Foch under cover, now being tested outdoors.


Madeleine Sylvaner (polytunnel) French white wine/table grape.


Michurinets (polytunnel, trench) Russian red wine grape. Results so far suggest at least 10 days faster than Rondo. Probably the best short-season red wine grape being grown here.


Moore's Diamond (greenhouse) American white table grape.


Pleven Ustovicij (polytunnel) Bulgarian white table grape.


Price (polytunnel) American blue labrusca table grape.


Seibel 7055 Chancellor (polytunnel) French hybrid red wine grape. Productive, but struggles to ripen in the polytunnel, good previously in the warmer environment of the greenhouse.


Seibel 9549 DeChaunac (polytunnel). Similar to Chancellor.


Spulga (polytunnel) Latvian pink table grape.


Sukribe (polytunnel, trench) Latvian white wine grape. Ripens in August under cover.


Supaga (polytunnel) Latvian table grape.


Tereshkova (polytunnel) Russian blue table grape. Ripens in August.


Thornton (polytunnel) American seedless white table grape.


SV18315 Villard Noir (greenhouse) French hybrid red wine grape. Large enough to use as a table grape. Ripens in September.


Veldze (polytunnel, trench) Latvian white wine grape. Early results suggest ripens outdoors by mid September.


Zilga (polytunnel, trench) Latvian blue labrusca table grape. Ripens outdoors by mid September.