Fungus resistant hardy grape

Lubera’s Arkadia brings grape growing in reach of everyone

Grape Arkadia
Grape Arkadia. Picture; Lubera

There’s an air of the exotic when it comes to growing grapes – and a reputation for being difficult which puts most gardeners off.

I tried to grow a vine in the greenhouse, but my measly plant fell victim to disease.

However, Lubera has Grosso Arkadia, a fungus-resistant, hardy and easy-to-cultivate table grape, suitable for planting against a wall on trellises and stakes, or even in a pot.

Arkadia produces white, giant clusters of grapes that weigh up to 1.3 kg, the largest of all table grapes.

With a very high resistance to fungal diseases, Arkadia produces a strong yield in September of beautifully shaped, sweet and aromatic fruit.

  • Ripeness/harvest period: September.
  • Final height: 4-5m.
  • Final width: 2-3m.
  • Availability: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November.
  • Autumn colour: shades of yellow.
  • Sweetness: sweet and¬†aromatic.
  • Use for: containers, South and West-facing walls.
  • Hardiness: hardy.
  • Soil: dry, heavy, moderately heavy, light, slightly alkaline, neutral, slightly acidic.
  • Location: full sun.
  • Flower colour: white.
  • Leaf colour: green.

Each vine costs £17.40 on bamboo stake in a three-litre container, for more information, visit

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