Persian Grape Vine ‘Askari’
This popular Persian Grape produces small, round, yellow fruit with no seeds. It is very sweet and juicy with a nice flavor. The leaves are large and great for making Dol-meh. Plant in the full sun and grow to climb on a trellis or post. A heavy producer in mild Winter climates like Southern California.
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General Plant Information
Persian Grape Vine Information and Care
There are many uses for Persian Grape vine plants. Not only can you eat the fruit fresh, you can also dry the fruits as a sweet snack that can be stored long term. The unripe Persian Grape is known as Ghooreh, and its leaves are used for Dol-meh.
This easy to grow Persian Grape vine is great for low chill, mild Winter climates. Plant in the full sun and in well draining water. As a deciduous plant, do not provide supplemental water while dormant in the Winter. Prune grape vines during this time to prepare for Spring growth. Begin watering once plants leaf out and increase the frequency as the temperature increases in the Summer.
Till the top layer of the soil in the Winter and apply some manure along with organic fertilizers before Spring growth. Use an organic fungicide such as liqui-cop to prevent and treat for common fungi like powdery mildew.
Additional InformationHarvest Time : Summer
Watering : Regular
Bloom Time : Spring
Sun Exposure : Full Sun
Plant Type: Deciduous
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-10
Soil and Planting: Plant in soil that drains well. Dig a hole that is as deep as the tree’s roots and at least twice as wide.
Place the tree in the hole and backfill around the plant’s roots with a mixture of the native soil and high-quality planting mix that has washed sand and organic fertilizer.
Create a basin around the roots drip zone so that water collects. Water deeply until the roots and nearby soil is saturated and reaches field capacity.
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The two factors that determine if a deciduous fruit trees will grow well and produce fruit in a certain area are the Chill Hour Requirement and the Cold Hardiness. “Chill hours” are the amount of cold a deciduous fruit tree need to produce fruit. This is measured in the number of hours below 45 degrees Fahrenheit a plant must experience during its winter dormancy. Paradise Nursery only grows Low Chill fruit trees that meet the chill requirements of all areas of the United States.
The second factor is Cold Hardiness. Cold Hardiness refers to the minimum temperature a plant can tolerate. The USDA’s Cold Hardiness Zones indicate the average minimum winter temperatures of areas. Based on the shipping zipcode, our website will only allow you to add plants to your cart that grow within your USDA Hardiness Zone, and tolerate your climate.
Pollination & Propagation
(Grafting/Cutting) Most of Paradise Nursery’s edible plants are self-fruitful. Self-pollinating trees do not require an additional tree to produce fruit. For your convenience, we have indicated which trees require a pollinator, and their associated pollinators. Only the sweet cherries, avocados, and some plums require a pollinator. All of our other propagated edible plants do not require a pollinator. All of our edible plants are either grown from cuttings, budded, or grafted. This way, we can ensure that our plants are high quality and fruit immediately. Plants will generally begin fruiting within a year of planting.