Is it really true - only wineries can grow grapes? Of course not! They can be grown by anyone and are one of the most widely produced fruits in the world. In fact, grape vines can be grown throughout most of the Unites States. They do require care but essentially are no harder to grow then any other plant in your garden. Turning the fruit into wine however is an art form and much has been written on the subject. Often the subject matter turns complex and involved, while you are just wanting to try your hand at it and have some fun while doing it. But best yet, often the vines themselves are as beautiful and ornamental as the fruit and wine is delicious.
About this Variety
Our premium grafted 1 year old bareroot grape vines ship while they are in a dormant state, without leaves, flowers and/or fruit while it is in its sleeping beauty stage. They ship grafted on good quality root stock, with a waxed bud.
- Grow your own fresh fruit!
- Vigorous grower that grows well on arbors and pergolas
- Contains antioxidants that may help prevent illness
Grows 30' tall
Plant 15-30' apart, bud union 1" above soil level
Grow as Perennial in zones 6-9. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
Grapes need deep, well-drained, loose soil with pH levels 5.5 to 6.5. Add 2-3" of mulch to maintain soil moisture. To plant: Remove plant from packaging. If the roots are dry, soak the roots no more than two hours before planting. Do not submerge the plant. Soak the roots only. Dig a hole slightly larger than the spread of the plant's root system. Place the plant in the center of the hole, spread out the roots and backfill with soil. Firm the soil around the roots as you backfill. Water thoroughly. Trim the plant to about half its original height and remove small side branches.
Pruning is important. Don't be afraid to remove at least 90% of the previous season's growth when vines are dormant. Remember, the more you prune, the more grapes you will have. The first year, cut back all buds except for 2 or 3. Select a couple of strong canes and cut back the rest. In the second year, prune back all canes. Leave a couple of buds on each of the arms. Remove flower clusters as they form. Grape vines will need to be trained to some type of support to grow upward. Begin training the vine in the second year to a permanent support such as a trellis or arbor.