Planted in 1769, the Hampton Court Palace grape vine is the largest in the world. The vine even has a certificate from Guinness World Records to prove it. “The largest vine is the Great Vine at Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, UK, which has a circumference of 3.8m (12 ft 5 in) and branches typically measuring up to 33 m (108 ft) long. The longest measures 75 m (246 ft) long as of January 2005.”
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The black dessert grapes ripen in August and are sold every year during the first 3 weeks of September. Average crops are about 600 lbs – all from just one vine!
The vine is currently 245 years old!