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Grape Pixie™ Collection

Vitis vinifera

Hardy

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A collection of the world's first compact wine grape

Bears fruit all summer long

Your mini vineyard for terrace or balcony!

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Grow your own mini vineyard! Pixie™ grapes are the world’s first compact wine grape. Naturally dwarf, Grape Pixie™ Collection grows only 30-50cm a year, making it perfect for growing on a small terrace or balcony.

Grape Pixie™ Collection includes three world-renowned, red and white varieties, so you can grow your own selection of vintage wines, even in the smallest of growing spaces!

Unlike traditional vines that can take up to three years to produce grapes, the Pixie grape begins producing small grapes in its first year. Not only that, but it continues to flower and bear fruit through summer and into autumn! Pixie™ grapes have naturally short stems and put energy into growing flowers rather than tendrils. This results in many small fruit clusters, each about 10cm on average. With its extended flowering season and dwarf proportions, Grape Pixie™ Collection is suitable for all-year-round growing in small greenhouses. 

Easy to look after, this low-maintenance grape is perfect for those starting out on their wine-growing journey.

Height of cordon trained vine: 60cm (2ft). Spread of cordon trained vine: 30cm (1ft).

Grape Pixie™ Collection includes the following varieties: 

  • Grape Pixie™ 'Pinot Noir' - A very popular and hardy red grape variety that is suited to cooler climates. It produces young, fruity wines with a cherry and raspberry bouquet that age to more complex ‘vegetal’ aromas.
  • Grape Pixie™ 'Cabernet Franc' - Dating back to 18th century, Cabernet Franc is one of the most widely planted black grape varieties in the world, producing pale red wines with a peppery aroma.
  • Grape Pixie™'Riesling' - A classic German wine grape, and one of the top three white wine varieties. It bears sweet, golden yellow fruits that produce wines with a flowery aroma. 

Height Up to 60cm (2ft)
Spread Up to 30cm (1ft)

Hardy

full sun

Flowering Months Harvest Months
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3 x 14cm Potted Plants (KF8335)

When growing grape vines choose a sunny position in any well drained soil. A south facing position against a wall is ideal. Grape vines require sturdy support for their twining stems. Before planting, prepare a framework of wires stretched horizontally between two sturdy 1.8m (6') posts or attached to a warm wall. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the soil. Plant grape vines against the wire supports, allowing a distance of 2m (6') between plants. After planting, reduce the newly planted grape vine back to height of the lowest support wire, and cut back any side shoots to one bud, before tying the main stem in to the supporting wires.

Water grapes vines only during dry periods as excessive watering can reduce the quality of the fruit. Apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the vines in spring to retain moisture at their roots throughout summer. Prune grape vines in winter and train them in summer. Do not allow them to carry a crop of grapes until their third summer.


  • Year 1
  • Pruning grape vines in summer: Pinch back the side branches leaving 5 leaves, and reduce any shoots emanating from the side branches to 1 leaf.
  • Pruning grape vines in winter: Reduce the main stem by two thirds and cut back side branches to 1 bud.

  • Year 2
  • Repeat the same process in the second year, cutting side branches back to 5 leaves of the current season's growth in summer, and reducing the main stem and side shoots in winter.

  • Year 3
  • In the third summer, allow 2 bunches of grapes to develop per side branch. Prune away any lateral growth from 2 buds beyond the second bunch of fruit on each branch. The fruit can be harvested when ripe from early October.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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