Largest Grape Vine in the World

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.”

view our previous post about Hampton Court Palace here

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Guinness World Record Certificate

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!

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A view of the greenhouse where the vine resides.

The vine is currently 245 years old!

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View through the window at the base of the vine

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The vine climbing the trellis system within the greenhouse

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