Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Vitis vinifera ‘Black Grape No.13’

‘No. 13 – Black Grape. Of the Pineau family, from Mr. Busby’s collections. (The No. lost, but supposed to be No. 50 or No. 51 of the private collection). Bears little bunches of very small berries, but very sweet; has all the appearance of being a good wine grape for cold districts.’ [Maro p.24/1844].



Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.



History at Camden Park

This grape is not listed in the catalogues.




Published Jun 26, 2010 - 10:06 AM | Last updated Jul 21, 2011 - 11:20 AM

Family Vitaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, unknown

Common Name

Grape, Wine Grape

Name in the Camden Park Record

Black Grape No.13



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