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    Default Seedless grape varieties

    I quite fancy having a couple of vines,but only seedless,have searched,and come up with,Lakemont,Flame red,Flame black,now i rather like the green thompson as well,but cannot find out if they ok for uk,let alone a uk supplier,does anyone have any of these varieties,and are they nice and sweet,cannot do with owt tarty,thanks in antisipation of your taste buds

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    Quote Originally Posted by lottie dolly View Post
    I quite fancy having a couple of vines,but only seedless,have searched,and come up with,Lakemont,Flame red,Flame black,now i rather like the green thompson as well,but cannot find out if they ok for uk,let alone a uk supplier,does anyone have any of these varieties,and are they nice and sweet,cannot do with owt tarty,thanks in antisipation of your taste buds
    Hi there,

    I've got two of the above varieties - Flame Seedless & Lakemont Seedless.
    I've got Flame growing up the outside of the house in it's second year and has successfully grown over the trellis that I've built for it. Next year - weather permitting - it'll hopefully throw out a couple of small flowers that'll become grapes, so as for flavor I've no idea yet sadly! I must admit, I've been impressed with its vigor and ability to survive an English winter. It seems to positively thrive outdoors on a sunny south-facing wall having put on (this year alone) 2.5m vertical growth and 3m horizontal left and right! (an arm span 6m!!). Obviously, I'll be trimming it this winter to ensure a good fruit set.

    I have Lakemont Seedless growing in a greenhouse, although I know for a fact it can be, and is grown outdoors in the UK. Again, I can only replicate what I've said above - fantastic growth, brilliant vigor - except it's only in its first year.

    So, sadly, I've not been able to taste these grapes, but I hopefully shall next year!
    As with everything gardening, I'd recommend Blackmoors. Lakemont can be purchased here: Grape Lakemont (White Table Grape) Blackmoor Nurseries
    I can't find Flame on their website, but if you ring your local garden center, they ought to be able to order it in.

    Hope that helps!
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    No help to you really since I'm not in the UK, but can say that I've put in an Emerald seedless table grape this year and am desperate for a Flame red seedless as the shops started with the flame grapes the last two seasons and they are the best.............and will only be better when we can sit on the deck and pick them to eat!
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