The Red Hanepoot Grape – botanical name, Vitis vinifera cultivar “WHITE HANEPOOT” – produces small to medium sized seeded berries with reddish-pink skin that darkens to red and a juicy flesh that has a firm texture and a sweet strong flavour when fully ripe.
The fruit ripens from February to March (depending on weather conditions) and the tree has a height and spread of about 2m by 2m. It is a climbing plant and the growth and shape depends mainly on pruning practices.
This is a multipurpose variety that can be used for juicing, table, drying or winemaking. It is slightly vigorous and performs reasonably well in Summer rainfall areas and was discovered in South Africa
Regular judicious pruning, before Spring is needed for the best yield. Reduce watering during the ripening stage.
|Enjoy hot, sunny areas|
|Keep moist during the growing season|
|Enjoys well drained, sandy loam, slightly acidic soils|
|Feed monthly with pelletised manure or 2:3:4 fertiliser|
|An annual application of Epsom salts and 7:1:3 fertiliser in Spring is recommended|