A black grape originating from Germany where it is known as Trollinger. A fine example is found at Hampton Court Palace where it was planted in 1768. It bears masses of fruit that have a delicious sweet flavour and can be used to make excellent wine.
As this plant requires shelter from cold winters and frosts, it is highly recommended that it is used for greenhouse or conservatory cultivation only. A protected site where full sun or partial shade is available is also suitable, preferably against a south facing wall. However when planted outside, it will only fruit after a long, hot summer.
Type Eater and Wine making