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 ‘Pedro Ximenes’

‘Bunches, long, conical or somewhat cylindrical; shouldered. Stalk, long, slender, and brittle. Berries, oblong. Skin, thin, rather transparent; pale yellow or amber. Flesh, rather firm and fleshy, very sweet, and richly flavoured.’ [Hogg – Fruit Manual p.401/1884].



Horticultural & Botanical History

‘A noted Spanish grape, extensively grown in Andalusia, and which furnishes the rich liqueur wine called Pedro Xiinenes.’ [Hogg – Fruit Manual p.401/1884].

‘A grape of the sherry type, rich in sugar and low in acid. It is the principal wine-grape of Malaga and Grenada, and Jerez. In conjunction with Palomino, it is used in the manufacture of dry sherries and occasionally with the Tintas for the manufacture of red wines. Vine vigorous and productive. Slender, short jointed wood. Leaves medium size, smooth, veins light yellow. Bunches large, branching, loose but well filled. Berries small to medium, somewhat oval, firm, fleshy, of a yellow-golden colour. Ripening late. Requires a rich soil and short pruning.’ [Despeissis p.264/1903].



History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [Vines for Wine only no.29/1850].




Published Jun 25, 2010 - 04:52 PM | Last updated Jul 21, 2011 - 11:31 AM

Family Vitaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, Spain

  • Many synonyms, mainly variations on the name


Common Name

Grape, (possibly) Table Grape, Wine Grape

Name in the Camden Park Record

Pedro Ximenes



Confidence level high