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Re: Re: Vitis vinifera 'Sauvignon Blanc' (Grape 'Sauvignon Blanc' )??

Message from Julie burns

In forum: Edible gardening

Hi Kathy, on the left it said this plant is toxic and I didn't understand
exactly what that meant, I am new to growing grapes and wasn't sure if only specific varieties were used for their leaves. Thank you for your help.

  • Posted: Thu. 3rd May 2012 06:40

Re: Vitis vinifera 'Sauvignon Blanc' (Grape 'Sauvignon Blanc' )??

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Edible gardening

Hi, Julie,
I was intrigued by your post so had to check the plant page for 'Sauvignon Blanc' out for myself because I know grape leaves are edible. I didn't see anything on the plant's page that stated it was toxic for consumption. It does say under toxicity that contact may irritate skin because the hairs on the leaves can cause skin reactions on some people. I guess that is why it is recommended to always boil/cook the leaves before consuming.

Kathy C

  • Posted: Wed. 2nd May 2012 17:53

Vitis vinifera 'Sauvignon Blanc' (Grape 'Sauvignon Blanc' )??

Question from Julie burns

In forum: Edible gardening

Hi, I have just ordered the above and it says on this site that the fruit is suitable for wine-making and desserts and the plant is toxic. I was hoping to eat the grapes and use the leaves for cooking, would this not be possible or am I just being a bit dim? Can anyone recommend a variety that would be suitable if these are not?
Thank you!

  • Posted: Tue. 1st May 2012 16:30

Re: Re: Re: Need help with shade planting under trees, please.

Message from Linsey Evans

In forum: Garden design

Vitis coignetiae is wonderful - loves the shade, huge leaves (non fruiting), fab autumn colour - deciduous, but worth it. I've also grown Vitis vinifera atropurpurea in shade too. Clematis armandii will either grow fabulously or die - it's a bit like that, it should do really well in dry shade and sometimes does, but sometimes just doesn't (for no discernable reason). Someone else has said hydrangea petiolaris which is perfect. Loads of Clematis will grow in the shade - check on Shoot check labels to see which ones won't mind. Trachelospermum jasminoides will grow in shade and is a great (eventually vigorous) evergreen climber with white scented flowers in summer. I have also grown Actinidia kolomikta (fab leaves which look like they've been dipped in sugar pink paint) in shade - it's worth a go as its such a good plant. Wisteria will grow in shade. Itea illicifolia is a wall shrub with long catkins (like garrya) which will grow in shade but is a bit of a slow starter.

How about some flowering quince (Chaenomeles) 'Geisha Girl' is pretty if you don't want red or orange. Or a nicely trimmed cotoneaster is predictable, but pretty. You can also train Garrya elliptica as a wall shrub and it looks fantastic - great tassels for winter interest, grey leaves - it's a bit slow to establish.

If I think of any others I'll post again.


  • Posted: Mon. 23rd January 2012 08:02

Re: grape vine

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Vitis vinifera

Hi, Jean,
Vitis vinifera is here on Shoot. If added to your 'Plants I Have' list, you will get detailed instructions on how to care for it, including links to instruction pages on pruning. You will want to prune now and again in midwinter.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Wed. 3rd August 2011 19:04