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The greatest grape vine in the world


Yes, the grape vine at Hampton Court is in the Guinness Book of World records for being the oldest and largest productive vine in the world dating back to 1768, the reign of George III. As you can see, the grapes are almost ripe enough to pick and this task is carried out in the last week of August, first two weeks of September and the grapes are then sold in the palace shop each day. On average, the vine produces a 1000 bunches of grapes each year - the variety is the Black Hamburg and is a dessert grape and so is not made into wine.


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