The ‘Pixie Grape’, a dwarf Pinot Meunier


The Stay-at-home Scientist

A new, and interesting, addition to my container grape collection this year was a small one, the newly marketed Pixie Grape. The Pixie, a dwarf version of the Pinot meunier, is a creation of Dr. Peter Cousins that is now being marketed in Canada by Sunrise Greenhouses.

Since it only made its debut in March at Canada Blooms, and the little plants were primed to fruit this year, I can’t say with any certainty how well this grape will do overtime or even what hardiness zone it is. However, while the standard grapes I grow, Flame (zone 4) and Interlaken (zone 5), do well in large containers, they still need space and ample trellising that Pixie doesn’t require. It’s clearly fast fruiting, and, in a six inch pot, has produced a plant .5ft x .5ft x 1.5ft in size with several full bunches of small grapes.

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2 thoughts on “The ‘Pixie Grape’, a dwarf Pinot Meunier

    • Thank you for the information. Hopefully, this degree of hardiness will be enough to withstand the winter cold where you live. 🙂 Happy July to you soon and happy bumper crops in good time!

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